A plate and casserole dish of French onion potato gratin

French Onion Potato Gratin

Upgrade your potato gratin with a little French onion flair. Layers of mushrooms and onions are slipped between potatoes and it all gets covered in cheese.

A bacon and goat cheese tart lying on a sheet of parchment paper.

Bacon and Goat Cheese Tart

Forget the pan when you make this tart. The edges of the tart crust are folded around sweet caramelized onions, smoky bacon, and rich goat cheese.

Three caramel pear tarts on a wooden board.

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.

A ceramic soup bowl filled with French onion soup, and topped with melted cheese which is dripping down the side of the bowl.

French Onion Soup

A slightly heretical take on a French classic, this riff involves onion soup, bread, and cheese, but not quite like you’ve experienced it before.

4 delicate tumblers filled with St. Germain Cocktail with a little ice and a lemon twist, sitting on a silver tray on a marble table.

St. Germain Cocktail

St. Germain, sparkling wine, and soda water. Lightly effervescent, slightly inebriating, and thoroughly enjoyable.

A tarte tatin on a white plate on a wooden table.

Tarte Tatin

A tarte Tatin is nothing more than a tart turned upside down, nothing less than pastry perfection. It’s a lot of caramely apple goodness atop a buttery crust.

A stainless steel pot, filled with steaming, bubbling easy béchamel sauce with a large spoon and a whisk.

Easy Béchamel Sauce

Who knew that baking legend Jim Lahey’s brilliance extended not just to bread and pizza maverick but also to béchamel whisperer?

A wire rack on a piece of parchment, with 3 croquettes madame muffins sitting on top.

Croque Madame Muffins

A nifty little ooh- and aah-inducing riff on the classic croque madame that’s perfect to assemble ahead of time for big batch brunches.

A green and white platter with wilted kale, raisins, olives, and a pile of sliced pork.

Pork Chops with Kale

A pleasing riff on French cooking, apricot preserves give pork and kale a sweet twist, while olives add a briny touch.

A cedar plank with 3 eggs Florentine, one with spinach, one with tomato, one with ham.

Eggs Florentine

Eggs Florentine, Benedict, and Arnold. Sorta sounds more like a network of Revolutionary War spies than a brunch menu, yes?

A cooked apricot galette on a piece of parchment paper with a metal spatula beside it.

Apricot Galette

A rustic galette can be charmingly misshapen yet loses none of its appeal—and is unspeakably easier to make than pie. And it’s still impressive. Pretty easy math.

A glass cake stand with four slices of chocolate marquise with brandied cherries on the side.

Ultimate Chocolate Marquise

An exceptionally, deeply chocolate dessert that feels light and cool. It makes an elegant finish on a warm summer night.

A large amount of pistachio buttercream frosting, swirled with a knife laying across it.

Pistachio Buttercream Frosting

An exquisitely flavored and heavenly textured frosting–light, silky, buttery, and full of pistachio nuttiness. Perfection on a cake. Or a spoon.

A spoon lifting a scoop of dessert from a double chocolate pots de creme.

Double Chocolate Pots de Crème

Luxury is two kinds of chocolate. One is a soft, cool custard; the other is dark, warm, and smooth. Rich and creamy, they’re exquisite.

An apricot tart with high sides and a crumble topping, sitting on a metal cookie sheet.

Apricot Tart

Sweet but not too sweet, this simple summer dessert is essentially the French take on fruit crumble. Mon Dieu, we love the French.

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

Crêpes Suzette

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

Various filled puff pastry twists lying on a sheet of parchment paper.

Comté and Sesame Twists

The utterly French taste and sumptuousness of these fancy bébés will make every day feel like you’re walking along the Seine wearing a beret.