Older Posts

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 [...]

2018-06-10T12:27:14+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

Organic (Janzé) Chickens in France

Free-range chickens are tough to photograph—at least in France. This was the first of many things I learned from a press event organized by Le Poulet de Janzé, a local free-r [...]

2018-04-09T08:10:32+00:00 0 Comments

One-Banana Bread

This recipe is proof positive of why every cook should know how to make—and use—a vegan egg. I always seem to have one over-ripe banana. There it will sit, on my counter, get [...]

2018-04-06T10:58:58+00:00 0 Comments

My Weekend at the Fair

I stayed till the cows went home. But let me back up…to the two cooking demos I did for the Chamber of Agriculture. The demo kitchen was set up smack in the middle of the cow [...]

2018-03-28T08:53:50+00:00 0 Comments