10 Fun Things to Do When Planning Your Food Trip to Paris

10 FUN THINGS TO DO WHEN PLANNING YOUR FOOD TRIP TO PARIS

My friend Anne Ditmeyer has lived in Paris for over a decade and not only knows her way around town, but also helps others get around....

Mixed Berry Shortcakes

MIXED BERRY SHORTCAKES

It was definitely mercury in retrograde recently when I got a phone call at 8:20pm, while we were having dinner at home, from a restaurant...

 
 
 
Weekend Reads

WEEKEND READS

We survived the recent heatwave, which seemed like a good time to update my post on Vanilla Ice Cream , with new pictures. Probably...

Panzanella: Bread and Tomato Salad

PANZANELLA: BREAD AND TOMATO SALAD

Tomatoes didn't originally come from Italy , but they've certainly made up for lost time. Now it's hard to think of Italian cuisine...

 
 
 
Breakfast Martini

BREAKFAST MARTINI

I don't go to many press events. It's not that I don't like getting to taste new and interesting things, or check out restaurants before...

Apple Blackberry Slab Pie

APPLE BLACKBERRY SLAB PIE

Summer has just started and temperatures have been hovering close to 100ºF. It's been hard to stay cool but I've learned that temperatures...

 
 
 
Favorite Links this Weekend

FAVORITE LINKS THIS WEEKEND

We're buckling down for a heatwave that's on its way, with temperatures heading up to 40ºC. Fortunately I've got a small stockpile...

 
 
 
About Salt

ABOUT SALT

I don't quite exactly when things shifted, but for many years, if you wanted salt you either bought granulated table salt, usually...

Fig, Tahini and Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

FIG, TAHINI AND MILK CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Not many of us saw it coming, certainly not me, way back in 1989 when La Brea Bakery opened, and I thought, “Who the heck is going...

 
 
 
Papaya Lime Sorbet

PAPAYA LIME SORBET

Papaya isn't a very common fruit in many parts of the world. But if you go to the tropics, you'll see them piled up at markets, and...

 
 
 
Absinthe Ice Cream

ABSINTHE ICE CREAM

When I originally came up with this ice cream, the year was 2009, which seems like a long, long time ago, in so many ways. Absinthe...

Chocolate Coconut “Candy Bar” Cake

CHOCOLATE COCONUT “CANDY BAR” CAKE

When I was a kid and we went trick-or-treating for Halloween, we're run around the neighborhood, collecting candy from various houses,...

 
 
 
Multiseed Muffins

MULTISEED MUFFINS

I was talking to someone about cookbooks recently. In the age of the internet, things have changed as recipes became available by the...

Coconut Caramel Shrimp

COCONUT CARAMEL SHRIMP

Spring is the time of year when new cookbooks land. I check out a lot of them, buy them or get review copies, cooking and baking from...

 
 
 
Pretzel Pie Crust

PRETZEL PIE CRUST

I get it. Some people have an aversion to making pie crusts. They're worried about which fat to use; some recipes insist on butter...

Salted Honey Pie

SALTED HONEY PIE

It's almost pie season. Right now, there's not much fruit available at the markets, but I've had this recipe card lingering in my “to...

 
 
 
Cafe du Coin

CAFE DU COIN

I'm often asked by people coming to Paris what neighborhood they should stay in. The usual “off-the-beaten-path...but not too far from...

The White Lady cocktail

THE WHITE LADY COCKTAIL

I sometimes joke that if I ever wrote a book devoted entirely to cocktails, it'd be called “Brown Drinks, Up” because I tend to order...

 
 
 



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 ...

Kulfi - Indian Ice cream

Kulfi - Indian Ice cream

Kulfi is an Indian ice cream and a sought after dessert. This recipe does not use condensed milk or corn starch. Read more ...

Freezer Breakfast Burritos

Freezer Breakfast Burritos

Make-ahead breakfast burritos are loaded with your favorite fillings. Eggs, sausage, bacon and tater tots are topped with ooey gooey cheese, and fresh vegetables. Just make up... Read more ...

Thai Chicken Salad

Thai Chicken Salad

Thai Chicken Salad with peanut dressing is an easy recipe for lunch or dinner! Read more ...

BERRIES AND CREAM ICE CREAM

BERRIES AND CREAM ICE CREAM

This ice cream is more like a frozen custard as it's so creamy, thick, and delicious! Read more ...

Sweet Pepper Salad

Sweet Pepper Salad

Sweet Pepper Salad is quick and easy to make. The perfect side dish summer salad for a picnic, bbq or potluck. Easy Bell Pepper Recipes Read more ...

Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup

This Instant Pot chicken tortellini soup recipe is healthy, easy to make, and uses simple ingredients. It's like a hug in a bowl. Read more ...

Pistachio Brown Butter Cake

Pistachio Brown Butter Cake

Pistachio Brown Butter Cake: soft, tender, moist, spiced cake filled with ground pistachios and rich brown butter. Read more ...

Mediteranean Pasta Salad Recipe

Mediteranean Pasta Salad Recipe

Fill your fork with an incredibly tasty salad that combines pasta with fresh, crisp vegetables and a light vinaigrette! Read more ...

Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Rotisserie Chicken Salad

This easy rotisserie chicken salad is my favorite dinner hack for busy weeknights! Read more ...

Low FODMAP Shrimp and Broccoli

Low FODMAP Shrimp and Broccoli

Our Low FODMAP Shrimp and Broccoli with Noodles can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. Read more ...