Recipes

Recipes
Alexandre Dumas' Grand Dictionnaire de Cuisine

In 2002, for the bicentennial of Alexandre Dumas' birth, then French President Jacques Chirac arranged a ceremony honoring the renowned author by reinterring his coffin at the Panthéon in Paris. Four Republican guards dressed...
fish postcard

If you find yourself at the wrong end of a practical joke today, you’ll remember that it’s April Fool’s Day. But if you find a paper fish stuck to your back, or even to...
Flamiche-French Leek Pie

As 23 January is National Pie Day and leeks have been under a euro a kilo at the farmer's market this week, I couldn't resist making a typical French classic leek recipe. Although a regional...
galette des rois, La Carette

The New Year parties may be over but there’s yet another gourmet celebration to enjoy in Paris this week. Just when it’s time to take down the festive decorations, trust the morale-boosting French to...
Terrine-style boudin blanc

Traditionally associated with the Christmas and New Year’s holidays in France, boudin blanc, or white sausage, is the perfect way to start any holiday dinner, tucked into rolled puff pastry as an amuse-bouche, or...
Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein

With over 200 recipes, Aromas and Flavors of Past and Present is as much a cookbook for the contemplative cook as for the practical cook. It showcases the talents of Alice B. Toklas-- intellectual, epicure and...
Oeufs Mayo/ Wini Moranville

This classic French bistro menu is easier to pull off than you'd think. Sure, I like gastronomy as much as the next food lover, but at least once every few weeks, I head to a...

Every cook should have a signature dessert—something you can pull of with ease and aplomb. My signature dessert is crêpes, In fact, I like to think that my good friends, as they approach my...

How to Use Herbes de Provence Add an unmistakably French angle to your cooking with this wonderfully fragrant herb blend. As its name suggests, herbes de Provence hails from the South of France; the fragrant blend...

Living in the south of France for over 11 years in the village of Bar-sur-Loup gave me the opportunity to make close friends with my neighbors, who took me under their wing when I...

Anyone who has ever had Lebanese-style tabbouleh—or even an American one—has probably raised an eyebrow at what the French label tabbouleh in their delis and supermarkets.  In the U.S., we usually use bulgur as...

The Tour de France, the most important cycling race in the world, takes place July 5th through July 27th. One of the most interesting aspects is that, this year, for the first time in...