Basic Macarons

Macarons are tricky to make, so follow the recipe, do your best, and know that even the failures taste good.

Riviera Recipes from Cuisine Niçoise

Why had I never heard of socca, or la trouchia, tout-nus or tourte de blettes? By the time I moved to France, to the village of Bar-sur-Loup in the nearby hills behind Nice, I...

Oeufs Brouilles aux Champignons Sauvages/Scrambled Eggs with Wild Mushrooms

In France, as everywhere else, cooks are spending less time in the kitchen, and dishes like scrambled eggs and soft-boiled eggs are right in style.

Classic Recipes from Chef Justin North’s Book “French Lessons”

An excerpt from the book by the acclaimed chef.
Chef Anne-Sophie Pic

Anne-Sophie Pic: Queen of French Cuisine

Anne-Sophie Pic represents the most recent generation of one of France’s most prestigious cooking dynasties. Inheriting the knowledge and experience of four generations of exquisite French cookery, she has continued the tradition of excellence by being named World’s Best Female chef in...

Peaches Royale

Take advantage of the season's succulent peaches and strawberries to make this elegant fruit-and-champagne dessert.

Festive Foie Gras

It’s almost holiday time, and we French cooks are in full preparation. We’re rubbing fuzz from the skins of quince, getting ready to make jelly and paste; we are ordering our turkeys, and we...

Rack of Veal, Potato Cake & Red Lillet Sauce

A succulent rack of veal from the author of Cuisinier Gascon

Recipes from l’École du Grand Chocolat Valrhona

Need an escape from the long, dark days of winter? What better way to cure the winter blues than chocolate… especially from Valrhona, the French chocolat that’s the preferred brand of top pastry chefs....

Salade d’endives et de pommes / Apple and Endive Salad

3 stalks celery, julienned 1 Granny Smith or other favorite fall apple 2 heads Belgian endive, leaves separated, julienned For the vinaigrette3 anchovy fillets, rinsed (optional)1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon and 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice 2 tablespoon olive...