All Hail the King of Pork: Interview with Stéphane Reynaud, Plus Recipes

Stéphane Reynaud has dropped the T-bomb: tofu. I brace myself for the “Gotcha” that is sure to follow. He is, after all, the swine-whisperer, proud scion of village butchers and bestselling author of Pork...

Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup: The Scandalous Tastes of Agnès Sorel

Autumn in Paris means one thing to gourmands all over the city: wild mushrooms! Varied, earthy, and delicious, wild mushrooms are nature’s gift to those courageous enough to hunt for the delicacy in nearby...

French Recipes: Côtes de Porc in Roquefort

Bistrot Pierre’s group executive chef, Adam Townsley, shares his favourite French staple. There is nothing quite like côtes de porc in thick Roquefort sauce to warm the cockles. Even in the height of summer, nothing...

Interview with Master Baker Éric Kayser, Plus Recipes from His Book

He may have launched his first boulangerie at 31 but his belated start did not stop Éric Kayser from making his mark in Paris. Two decades on, the boulanger is at the helm of a global...

Interview with the Chef: James Martin’s French Adventure

It’s been 35 years since TV chef James Martin first learned the ins and outs of vegetable prep amid the chaos of a French Michelin-starred kitchen. Back on his old stomping ground at long last for...

French Recipes: Tartine de Poivron et Chevre

Bistrot Pierre’s group executive chef, Adam Townsley, shares his favourite comfort food recipe. The night before you’re planning to tuck into this delicious dish, grill a selection of your favourite peppers until they get a nice bit of...

In a French Kitchen by Susan Herrmann Loomis

Just before upping sticks from the UK to head across La Manche I read Susan Herrmann Loomis’s On Rue Tatin. If ever we needed the final push to take the plunge into a new life...

Cook Like a ‘Bonne Femme’ to Celebrate Spring

Alors, le printemps est arrivé! Yet my favorite French author, Colette, often warned of “those deceptive spring days” that start out promisingly warm until a sudden bout of chilly wind and rain whips up out of nowhere...

How to Cook French Onion Soup

Originally from Brittany in north-west France, Richard Bertinet trained as a baker from the age of 14. Today the UK-based chef is a best-selling author who makes regular TV appearances. Bertinet was named BBC Food Champion of the...
Roasted endives

3 Ways with Endives: Culinary Tips from Breton Baker Richard Bertinet

Originally from Brittany in north-west France, Richard Bertinet trained as a baker from the age of 14. Today the UK-based chef is a best-selling author who makes regular TV appearances. Bertinet was named BBC Food Champion of the...