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Category: French Food

Bistro Burgers with Pâte and Fig Salad

Bistro Burgers with Pâte and Fig Salad

“Pairing a rich beef burger with pâte and a fig salad may sound like gilding the lily…” So write the authors of America’s Test Kitchen’s latest book ‘Modern Bistro: Home Cooking Inspired by French Classics” (America’s Test Kitchen 2022). They could have been listening to…

Lacquered Duck Breasts with a Vegetable Mikado from L’Atelier des Chefs Cooking School

Lacquered Duck Breasts with a Vegetable Mikado from L’Atelier des Chefs Cooking School

The richness of a perfectly cooked duck breast paired with a medley of vegetables brings the joy of French cooking to your table in no time. As an alumnus of “L’Atelier des Chefs” Cooking School in Paris, I am sent recipes once a week. I…

Ratatouille with Fairy Tale Eggplant

Ratatouille with Fairy Tale Eggplant

Now is the time to hit the Farmer’s Market and make this wonderful dish. This recipe is a riff on Tyler Florence’s Ultimate Ratatouille that dates all the way back to his 2006 “Tyler’s Ultimate” (Clarkson Potter). It is still one of my recipe bibles.…

Chicken Saltimbocca with Jambon de Bayonne

Chicken Saltimbocca with Jambon de Bayonne

This glorious dish is a cultural mash-up if we’ve ever cooked one. In our quest to find infinite numbers of ways to cook boneless skinless chicken breasts we came across this recipe.  It is a chicken cutlet that looks for all the world like any…

There’s no better way to make a French Omelette than with French Butter!

There’s no better way to make a French Omelette than with French Butter!

And there’s no greater authority on Omelets than Marc J. Sievers  Marc Sievers is a man on a mission. He seeks to “encourage home cooks to keep learning, celebrating and having an adventure in your kitchen”.  Marc has self-published a total of three cookbooks. He…

Dulce de Leche Brownies from David Lebovitz

Dulce de Leche Brownies from David Lebovitz

Here’s to Confiture de lait, better known as Dulce de Leche. When David Lebovitz’s newsletter appeared in our inboxes last week, I immediately sent it to Andrew with a note that said “Pretty Please”.  My email arrived at approximately the moment he’d started printing it.…

Melissa Clark’s Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Tarragon Tart

Melissa Clark’s Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Tarragon Tart

The time is right to make this terrific recipe right now. This is a fantastic tart. And it’s right of the moment because it works best with Spring’s earliest and thin-stalk Asparagus. We used both Green and Red Asparagus in ours.  And then there’s the…

When the Stock Market swoons, it’s time for a Financier

When the Stock Market swoons, it’s time for a Financier

There’s no bad time for these little bits of heaven that use just 6 ingredients and take under 15 minutes to bake Truth be told, in good times and bad, it’s always time for a financier. The little French almond cakes, leavened with egg whites,…