Fondue Savoyarde Recipe

A traditional Alpine treat

Reviewed: The Larousse Book of Bread by Éric Kayser

In the late 1990s, the French rediscovered pain, or so Éric Kayser claims in his bread-making bible, which boasts over 300 pages dedicated entirely to the craft’s methods, traditions and secrets. The result is...

Poached Eggs with Salmon and Spinach

"Cooking is conversation, as a meal gathers values, tastes, rituals, and words that are passed on for generations and play an extremely important social role not only over holiday seasons." From the French Woman's...

Spiced Chocolate Mousse

"French women choose their own indulgences and compensations.  They understand that little things count, both additions and subtractions, and that as an adult everyone is the keeper of her own equilibrium.." From the French...

Hot Chocolate Brandy Souffle

The perfect dessert for the end of a winter meal

Baking Sweet Treats

Most French cooks have their favorite baked desserts at their fingertips.

Perfect Melon and More

If I were blindfolded and handed a cherry tomato grown by local farmer Baptiste Bourdon, I'd swear it was candy. Eggplant from one of his neighbors, Jean-Claude Martin, has such tight, shiny skin it...

A History of the Auberge du Père Bise: Featuring an In-House Recipe

In the village of Talloires, along Lake Annecy, sits a rustic-looking inn. Originally a simple guinguette, or tavern, the Auberge du Père Bise is a prestigious hotel and restaurant. Run by the same family...

Marseille Recipes: Gaspacho Soup with Provençal Tomatoes

In a recent visit to Marseille, I dined at the 1.13 Bar Lounge at the Hotel Mercure Centre Vieux Port, where I tasted the summery flavours of the Provençe region and the Mediterranean Sea. One such...

Caramelized Apple Tart

David Lebovitz shares a luscious dessert recipe from his book The Sweet Life in Paris.