Caramel Pear Tarts

Caramel Pear Tarts

Nothing says sassy like swapping pears for apples in the classic French tarte tatin. What can we say? We like to live on the edge.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
Summer Vegetable Gratin

Summer Vegetable Gratin

What to do with late summer abundance? Chef Alain Ducasse’s fancy-pants interpretation of a Provençal classic.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 5
Eiffel Tower

That Paris Effect

David blogs his way through Paris, embracing wining, dining, and a magically slenderizing manner of thinking that just may offset all the foie gras, fromage, and frites.

Cherry Liqueur Recipe

Cherry Liqueur | Guignolet

The only real trick to this stiff summery sensation is resisting the temptation to snitch a swig before it’s time.

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  • 5 M
  • 2 D
  • 13
Chocolate Crepes

Tom Aikens’ Chocolate Crepes

French-y but not at all fuss-y, these superbly chocolate-y crepes satiate a certain je ne sais quoi.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin

A tarte Tatin is nothing more than a tart turned upside down, nothing less than pastry perfection. Its name is French for “caramely apple goodness atop a buttery crust.”

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 10
Cherry Picking Season

Cherry Season

You haven’t experienced cherry season ’til you’ve owned a cherry tree. Darlene West has the purple-stained hands and the perfect clafouti to prove it.

Cherry Clafouti

Cherry Clafouti

A simple, old-style French dessert that’s as easy to toss together as it is to tie a scarf.

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  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 12
French Newlywed Soup

French Newlywed Soup

This luxurious white bean soup, loaded with garlic aplenty, is served to newlyweds in bed the morning after…um, well, you know. Sustenance, people. Sustenance.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 8
Brioche

Brioche

Sure, you could traipse to a bakery and buy brioche rather than make them yourself. But where’s the satisfaction in that?

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  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 8
Chocolate Crepes

Crepes for Crepe Day

Crepe are all the rage on La Chandeleur, the annual French celebration of the humble-noble treat. Festivities, games, and, of course, much crepe eating ensue.

Cauliflower and Bacon Gratin recipe

Cauliflower-Bacon Gratin

This cauliflower gratin recipe from Dorie Greenspan is French comfort food, yet it wouldn’t be out of place on a distinctly American Thanksgiving table.

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  • 50 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 16
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