Coq au Vin Recipe

A classic French dish that never goes out of style.

Provençal Olive Tapenade

Right after college, I had the amazing good fortune to spend six months in Aix-en-Provence, the most charming little town in the South of France. I took classes at a local university, but mostly...
Mimi Thorisson in "A Kitchen in France." Photography by Oddur Thorisson

An Exclusive Excerpt from Mimi Thorisson’s Book, A Kitchen in France

There is a ferry that sails south from the town of Royan, on the Atlantic Ocean, to Le Verdon at the northern tip of the Médoc peninsula. It is not a particularly charming ride...

Cream of Beet Soup with Cream Clouds

A satisfying and simple soup garnished with "clouds" of peppered cream

Recipes from À La Mère De Famille, the Oldest Chocolaterie in Paris

Pâtisseries and Paris go hand in hand. In this excerpt from the beautiful book, the first in the 250-year history of the beloved Parisian confectioner, chief chocolatier Julien Mercheron shares the history of À la...

Prawn Soup with Lemongrass

Serves 4 16 large prawnsabout 35 oz. (1 liter) vegetable broth1 fish bone7 sticks of Thai lemongrass7 ounces (200 g) coconut milk1/8 cup (10 g) lemon juice1 teaspoon tomato purée5.2 ounces (150 g) mixed seasonal...

Recipes from a Childhood in Paris and Provence

Wonderful memories of road trips and culinary delights on sojourns to France.

King of the Med: Exclusive Interview with Chef Gérald Passédat

Gérald Passédat is the legendary three Michelin-star chef and owner of Le Petit Nice in Marseille, the city of his birth. He is a passionate champion of seafood cuisine, which also draws upon the many vegetables and...

Cerises pochees au Kir / Cherries Poached in Kir

1 lb. cherries, pits removed 2-2/3 c. white wine1/3 c. cassis1 3-inch cinnamon stick3 whole clovesScant 1 c. superfine sugar Stir the wine, kir, spices and sugar together in a saucepan and place over medium high...

The Mysterious Quince

Quinces are the fruit of nostalgia. They belong to an era when cooks had lots of time, strong arms and a cognassier, or quince tree, in the garden. Like all things nostalgic, the quince—coing in...