Cranberry Chutney

CRANBERRY CHUTNEY

Have you ever gone away for a few weeks and found out that you'd left the freezer door ajar? Well, I did. And let me tell you, it wasn't...

Claudia Fleming's Stout Gingerbread

CLAUDIA FLEMING'S STOUT GINGERBREAD

I could probably name about a dozen people who could be called baking legends. One of them is Claudia Fleming , who was the pastry...

 
 
 
Weekend Reads

WEEKEND READS

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you can check out this round-up of Thanksgiving Recipes here on the blog. Rather than getting...

Sain Boulangerie

SAIN BOULANGERIE

I was expecting something a little different when I took a stroll over the Sain boulangerie, a bakery I'd heard about, which was on...

 
 
 
Bacon Jam

BACON JAM

One thing that's great about the European Union is that it helps me explain the United States to Europeans. America is so big that...

November Book Events with Michael Ruhlman and Elaine Sciolino

NOVEMBER BOOK EVENTS WITH MICHAEL RUHLMAN AND ELAINE SCIOLINO

This Friday, I'll be in conversation with award-winning writer Michael Ruhlman at Archestratus books in Brooklyn on November 1st, from...

 
 
 
10 tips for a tasty weekend in Biarritz 

10 TIPS FOR A TASTY WEEKEND IN BIARRITZ 

Biarritz had been on my travel bucket list for as long as I can remember. In my 20s, working the office grind in London and going for...

Goat Milk Ice Cream with Goat Milk Caramel Swirl

GOAT MILK ICE CREAM WITH GOAT MILK CARAMEL SWIRL

A friend recently sent me a link to an ice cream recipe that used cornstarch, rather than eggs, as a binder and thickener. That prompted...

 
 
 
Last Call Book Event in New York City & Book Giveaway

LAST CALL BOOK EVENT IN NEW YORK CITY & BOOK GIVEAWAY

On Wednesday, October 30th, I'll be in conversation with Brad Thomas Parsons for his brand new book, Last Call: Bartenders and Their...

Multigrain and Seed Biscotti

MULTIGRAIN AND SEED BISCOTTI

I was browsing some older cookbooks recently. There are so many really great new cookbooks that come out every season that it's easy...

 
 
 
Twentieth Anniversary of the Blog!

TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BLOG!

I know I should have baked a cake, or rather, someone else should have baked a cake. But no matter. I'm happy to celebrate the blog...

Caffe Panna Ice Cream Shop

CAFFE PANNA ICE CREAM SHOP

Someone from San Francisco told me that now, there were now too many ice cream shops in the city. I didn't think that was possible,...

 
 
 
Making Mimolette Cheese

MAKING MIMOLETTE CHEESE

A year or so ago, I went to one of the Fancy Food Shows in the U.S. that are held once or twice a year, and are only open to professionals....

Pasta Bolognese

PASTA BOLOGNESE

A while back I made Meatballs Subs because I had a craving. They're not that difficult to make and when you make them at home, you...

 
 
 
Weekend Links

WEEKEND LINKS

Plum season seems to have wound down for the year - sniff...sniff - but I've spied a number of lovely heirloom apples and pears at...

Champagne On Ice

CHAMPAGNE ON ICE

Who says you can't put ice in champagne? Not the French. Or more specifically, not several French champagne producers, who've introduced...

 
 
 
Behind the Scenes in Paris - Journees du Patrimoine

BEHIND THE SCENES IN PARIS - JOURNEES DU PATRIMOINE

It's Emily. For those of you that haven't heard of me, I normally help David behind the scenes with some things on the blog. As a Paris...

Making French Butter and Camembert de Normandie at Isigny Ste-Mere

MAKING FRENCH BUTTER AND CAMEMBERT DE NORMANDIE AT ISIGNY STE-MERE

I never miss an opportunity to “go to the source,” so to speak. And in France, it's sometimes just a train ride away. Barely an hour...

 
 
 
Lemon-Almond Snack Cake

LEMON-ALMOND SNACK CAKE

This summer, for our vacation, we did our usual road trip, with stops to visit various friends in France, with a delicious detour to...

La Cidrerie

LA CIDRERIE

When I heard about La Cidrerie , I knew I wanted to go there. I like beer, but I don't have the same capacity for it as locals do;...

 
 
 



Italian Style Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a true delicacy often served on holidays and very special occasions that your dinner guests will find very impressive. Making a great Beef Wellington is... Read more ...

Chicken Liver Pate

Pâté sounds intimidating to make but this Chicken Liver Pâté recipe is simple and inexpensive yet has a magnificent flavor. This recipe combines the flavors of chicken livers... Read more ...

Tequila-Lime Marinated Angus Sirloin - Sound of Flavor

The Roasted Red Pepper Semolina Focaccia recipe in the latest video from POV Italian Cooking is packed full of flavor but still an easy bread to make at home. This Italian... Read more ...

Instant Pot Lentil Soup

Instant Pot Lentil Soup

Instant Pot Lentil Soup is hearty, delicious and like a hug in a bowl. This soup is easy to make & leaves you feeling so satisfied and good Read more ...

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole

This healthy sweet potato casserole is lightened-up, sugar-free version of the classic recipe! It's gluten-free, paleo and Whole30 compliant Read more ...

Homemade Gingerbread Syrup Recipe

Homemade Gingerbread Syrup Recipe

Perfect for adding to coffee or espresso drinks, cocktails, or over desserts. Enjoy this sweet, spiced syrup all through the Autumn, Winter Read more ...

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These cookies are so easy to make and make for a great holiday cookie exchange cookie Read more ...

Chocolate Dump Cake

Chocolate Dump Cake

Chocolate Dump Cake, how to make a dump cake with a chocolate cake mix, pudding mix, and no bowls. Only 5 ingredients, easy! Read more ...

Braised beef pot pie

Braised beef pot pie

Braised Beef Pot Pie - Enriched with red wine, an amazing beef stew served with a topping of flaky puffed pastry. Read more ...

Gingersnap Cookies/Lemon Frosting

Gingersnap Cookies/Lemon Frosting

These Soft and Chewy Gingersnap Cookies with Lemon Buttercream Frosting will fill you with joy! Read more ...

Soft Chewy Molasses Cookies

Soft Chewy Molasses Cookies

Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies with wonderful spices and rolled in sugar. A cookie that screams holiday cheer! Read more ...

Parmesan Bacon Green Bean Casserole

Parmesan Bacon Green Bean Casserole

Shake up the same old green bean casserole this year. Crispy bacon and parmesan cheese will take the classic up a notch! Read more ...

Pizza marinara

Pizza marinara

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