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...

Winter Warmers, French Style: Trois Chèvres Mac & Cheese

Finally in receipt of my chèvre, courtesy of Goat Cheeses of France, the tangy Pico and some classic Crottin de Champcol, I needed to come up with a good recipe for them. Normally this just would have...

Entertaining in Grand Style

Fascinating anecdotes from James Viaene, chef to high society, including the Windsors and Charles de Gaulle.

Clafoutis aux pommes ou aux poires / Apple or Pear Clafouti

A traditional French fruit dessert.

The Vaux le Vicomte Birthday Cake

A most extravagant way of celebrating.

Rhubarb Tart with Sweet Pie Pastry

This is a beautiful tart: huge, round and golden, both delicate and rustic.

Foie gras and mushroom toast

1 1/2 cup of mushrooms4 slices of bread4 thin slices of foie grasHeavy creamSalt and pepper With a little butter, grill the mushrooms in pan. Add salt and pepper. Add the heavy cream. Toast the...

Salade Lyonnaise

Petrossian presents this traditional salade lyonnaise with a gourmet twist.

Strawberry Parfait

Serves 10-12 1 quart (1.1 liter) frozen strawberries1/2 cup (115 g) sugar For the topping mixture1/2 cup (115 g) sugar1 cup (225 g) all-purpose flourGenerous stick butter (140 g)1 Tablespoon (15 ml) vanillaPinch of salt For the...

Hazelnut Cake from Turin (Gateau aux Noisettes de Turin)

Les noisettes: This cake has a pure hazelnut flavor.