Plum Flaugnarde

PLUM FLAUGNARDE

Once again, I found myself with an overload of fruit. Sure, I like pears and apples, which show up at the market on the cusp of autumn....

Creme Brulee

CREME BRULEE

When it was on the cusp of popularity in the U.S., I sort of introduced crème brûlée to a restaurant where I was working at the time,...

 
 
 
Carnitas

CARNITAS

What to do when people call you thirty minutes before you've invited them for dinner? It's something I don't understand. If you're...

Salted Butter Caramel Sauce

SALTED BUTTER CARAMEL SAUCE

This is my favorite, go-to salted butter caramel sauce. There are no real tricks or fancy techniques. And while staying in friend's...

 
 
 
Republic of Booza

REPUBLIC OF BOOZA

I'm always interested in ice cream, no matter where it's from. But probably the most intriguing one I've ever come across was booza...

One-Bottle Scotch Cocktail

ONE-BOTTLE SCOTCH COCKTAIL

Some people get irked when they want to make a cocktail recipe, and as they gather the ingredients, they find that some things are...

 
 
 
Plum Sorbet

PLUM SORBET

When I wrote the first edition of The Perfect Scoop. I only allowed myself to use the word “refreshing “ once, which I'm pretty sure...

Eggplant and Yogurt Spread with Saffron

EGGPLANT AND YOGURT SPREAD WITH SAFFRON

When Anissa Helou told me she was writing a book on the foods of the Islamic world, I was surprised, and a little curious. I didn't...

 
 
 
The Quarter and Sixth Sheet Pan

THE QUARTER AND SIXTH SHEET PAN

Of all the favorite finds I've come across in the last few years, one of my favorites have been these mini sheet pans. Most professional...

Green Salad with Peas, Green Beans, and Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

GREEN SALAD WITH PEAS, GREEN BEANS, AND BUTTERMILK RANCH DRESSING

I love a big salad, especially in the summer. Actually, a big bowl of greens, one that includes lots of crunchy things, is one of my...

 
 
 
Banana Bread

BANANA BREAD

I've been thinking about Banana Bread lately, mostly due to an assortment of bananas that are taking up valuable real estate in my...

Red Chile Braised Beef

RED CHILE BRAISED BEEF

We find ourselves eating in, rather than going out, more than not. For one thing, the food is often better, or just simpler. Maybe...

 
 
 
Hawaii

HAWAII

It's not every day, or every year that I get to spend some time with my family in Los Angeles. So I was excited by the chance to join...

NEWS, AND A BOOK/ICE CREAM EVENT

I took a break for some quality family time, which, by happy coincidence, included a dose of beach time as well. Now I'm back and figuring...

 
 
 
Bouillon Pigalle

BOUILLON PIGALLE

I used to wonder why someone didn't open a bistro in Paris serving classic French food, a bouillion , if you will, a word used to describe...

Devil's Food Chocolate Ice Cream

DEVIL'S FOOD CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM

There are a lot of ways to do the same thing, just as there are a variety of ways to get to the same place. Which is why it's always...

 
 
 
Strawberry Rhubarb Tart

STRAWBERRY RHUBARB TART

There's a certain ease and simplicity to free-form tarts like this. Sometimes they're called a crostata, sometimes a galette. You can...

Italian Polenta Cookies

ITALIAN POLENTA COOKIES

I recently found myself with too much fine polenta on my hands that I'd gathered for some recipe testing. Grocery stores in France...

 
 
 
Elderflower Sorbet

ELDERFLOWER SORBET

This past week, it's been everything elderflower around here. The weekend prior we visited friends who live outside of Paris and spent...

Strawberry Margaritas

STRAWBERRY MARGARITAS

The seasons seem to start a little earlier in France than elsewhere, or maybe that's just me. I tend to want to jump the gun as soon...

 
 
 



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 ...

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers sizzling on the grill is the definitive sound of summer in America. Hamburgers with 80 lean meat and 20 fat, that are featured in this video, makes juicier, more... Read more ...

Peppermint Chocolate Cheesecake

Peppermint Chocolate Cheesecake

A cool and creamy chocolate cheese cake with peppermint candy cane bits in a chocolate ganache! The perfect dessert for the holidays! One of my favourite parts of the holidays... Read more ...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie

These soft and chewy Brown Butter Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are absolutely out of this world. Read more ...

Stir Fried Chinese Egg Noodles

Stir Fried Chinese Egg Noodles

Craving a quick and easy Asian dish for dinner? Here's my 10-minute stir fried Chinese egg noodles with vegetables in oyster sauce! Read more ...

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins are a delicious and festive breakfast loaded with fresh juicy berries and laced with orange zest. Read more ...

Tofu and Vegetable Stir Fry

Tofu and Vegetable Stir Fry

This Tofu and Vegetable Stir-Fry is perfect to use up leftover veggies and makes a healthy meatless meal. Read more ...

Coconut Milk Peppermint Hot Cocoa

Coconut Milk Peppermint Hot Cocoa

Dairy free Coconut Milk Peppermint Hot Chocolate - insanely rich & decadent hot chocolate perfect for warming up on cold winter nights! Read more ...

Sugar-Free Flourless Cookies with Almond Flour and Flaxseed

Sugar-Free Flourless Cookies with Almond Flour and Flaxseed

These Sugar-Free Flourless Cookies with Almond Flour and Flaxseed might remind you of Snickerdoodles with slightly more complex flavors, and we loved this new version. Use... Read more ...

Spiced Chocolate Chestnut Cookies

Spiced Chocolate Chestnut Cookies

Refined sugar free, oil free and vegan, these cookies are flavored with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger, coffee and a touch of cayenne! Read more ...

Green Beans with Bacon

Green Beans with Bacon

Green Beans with Bacon is an easy one pan recipe made with 5 ingredients only! It will make a perfect side dish for any holiday! Read more ...

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cookie

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cookie

Gluten free, dark chocolate, almond butter cookies with a sea salt flakes on top! Read more ...