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Catalan Tomato Bread

Pan con tomate/pa amb tomaquet, literally bread with tomato, is a rustic tomato toast from Catalonia (in northern Spain...Barcelona is the capital) that popped up on my radar [...]

2018-08-07T08:52:14+00:00 0 Comments

Persian Cucumber Soup with Mint

I have been making this soup for exactly twenty years. Exactly. How do I know this? Because I made my first version for it during the 1998 World Cup (when France also won). I [...]

2018-07-24T14:29:01+00:00 1 Comment

Elodie’s (Easy) Tian

The tians (pronounced tee-ahn) I’ve tasted in France have all been simple, meltingly tender swirls, rows, or stacks of summer vegetables cooked with some garlic, a few herbs [...]

2018-07-23T11:48:45+00:00 0 Comments

Caprese Polenta Stacks

Caprese salad – that super-simple, utterly addictive Italian combination of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil is such a big part of the French summer food experience that it’s p [...]

2018-07-23T13:01:29+00:00 0 Comments

Rhubarb Tarte Tatin

Take two classic French tarte recipes and what do you get? This rhubarb tarte tatin, which is so very easy... and effortlessly beautiful. The French are BIG rhubarb fans. The [...]

2018-06-10T05:36:19+00:00 2 Comments

Crispy-Skinned Roast Chicken

To test the flavor and freshness of an organic chicken that was fedexed to me by the Poulet de Janzé people (nothing makes you feel like a *real* food blogger than having a f [...]

2018-06-10T05:37:04+00:00 3 Comments

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

When my friend Elodie asked for a recipe that would use up leftover Easter candy, I knew just what I wanted to make: Chocolate Biscuit Cake. Chocolate biscuit cake got a lot [...]

2018-04-22T13:57:40+00:00 0 Comments

Preserved Lemons

All winter long (and it was indeed a long winter), I meant to preserve some citrus. I had grand schemes for jars of curds and grapefruit jam, homemade marmalade if I could fi [...]

2018-06-04T07:54:22+00:00 0 Comments