Month: October 2010

  • Have you ever wanted French cuisine to be, well, a little more piquant (peppy)? Occasionally, I have. Don’t get me wrong, I love all aspects of French cuisine, especially those subtle tastes and flavors that the French do so well. But every so often, you need a meal with some spice. And when you do,…

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  • It’s fall in France and the U.S. and for me, it’s a return to winter cooking. I love gratins—vegetables such as potatoes layered with cheese and cream or milk—and hearty plats (main dishes) cooked with wine, mushrooms and onions. Sweaters and fires in the fireplace complete the picture. A quintessential French winter dish of course…

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  • As anyone who has spent time in Provence knows, there is an abundance of wonderful things to see and do in this beautiful corner of the world. It’s a paradise for anyone who loves the sun, mountains, beaches, gardens, cuisine, wine, history, art, music, architecture, pure relaxation—the list goes on and on. I have notebooks…

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  • “A table!” (Time to eat!) It’s easy when sitting down to a meal in France to think primarily about the food and the wine. After all, it’s arguably what the country is best known for. But after years of meals in this gastronomically-blessed country, I make a point to look beyond what’s on the plate. Of course, the…

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