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A loaf of Burgundian honey spice bread on a sheet of parchment with two slices cut off.

Burgundian Honey Spice Bread

More nuanced than gingerbread and not at all like fruit cake, this French pain d’épices is unforgettably fragrant with spice and nostalgically rich with tradition.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
A canning jar filled with pickled wild mushrooms and a sprig of thyme.

Pickled Wild Mushrooms

So easy to toss together. So understated yet sophisticated. So wise in capturing and preserving something during its season.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 D
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A baked mini quiche for one on a white plate.

Quiche for One

Quiche for one? It sounds a lot more ambitious than it actually is. It’s truly a cinch to make. So go on. Love yourself a little. Or a lot.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
An omelet with chanterelles in a metal skillet with two chanterelle mushrooms lying beside the skillet.

Omelet with Chanterelles

Simple yet sophisticated in that way that only the French have with eggs. Lovely at any time of day. Preferably with a glass of white wine at your side.

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A white bowl of French lentil soup, topped with ribbons of chard.

French Lentil Soup

Hearty, healthy, comforting as heck, and it comes together in a single pot and makes ample leftovers to see you through the rest of the week.

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  • 40 M
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Two slices of French toast, fried until golden and drizzled with maple syrup.

French Toast ~ Pain Perdu

This recipe gets it right with just the right amount of (indulgent) richness. Our go-to weekend breakfast.

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A metal container filled with tart lemon sorbet and a metal ice cream scoop resting inside.

Tart Lemon Sorbet

True to its name, this tart lemon sorbet is lip-puckeringly sour and exceptionally refreshing. Finally, something to tuck in the freezer for you that’s safe from the kids pillaging it.

  • 30 M
  • 5 H
  • 5
Two glasses of bachelor's jam liqueur with a large jar of bachelor's jam in the background.

Bachelor’s Jam

This boozy mix of in-season fruits steeped in sugar and liquor extends the season for ephemeral stone fruits. Amen to that.

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  • 30 M
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A small orange skillet with two crêpes Suzette and a spoon topped with citrus sauce.

Crepes Suzette

These classic buttery French crepes are infused through and through with the essence of orange.

  • 45 M
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  • 4
A square of rustic cherry tart, topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

Rustic Cherry Tart

Purplish cherries sink into a rich, fragrant frangipane as they bake into sweet oblivion and contrast spectacularly with the crisp puff pastry crust. Sounds terrible, eh?

  • 25 M
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  • 2
Three Collins glasses filled with Lillet tonic and topped with a grapefruit wedge.

Lillet Tonic

Sorta like a wine spritzer but with all the lovely nuances that the iconic French aperitif brings to the party.

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Cherry Liqueur

Homemade Cherry Liqueur

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

  • 5 M
  • 2 D
  • 20
A red plate with a slice of country pate, crostini, cornichons, pickled onions, and a dollop of mustard

Country Pâté

Easy as meatloaf (we swear), this melding of some of the richest things we know—pork shoulder, liver, and duck fat—along with spices, a splash of brandy, and some wine makes a simple, rustic country pâté that’s perfect for entertaining.

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  • 4