An exquisitely flavored and heavenly textured frosting–light, silky, buttery, and full of pistachio nuttiness. Perfection on a cake. Or a spoon.
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.
Sweet but not too sweet, this simple summer dessert is essentially the French take on fruit crumble. Mon Dieu, we love the French.
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.
A simple, old-style French dessert that’s as easy to toss together as it is to tie a scarf.
Julia Child updated the French classic with mixed peppercorns and allspice to lend a little intrigue. A surprisingly quick yet altogether swoon-worthy weeknight dinner.
When you open the oven to these obscenely buttery, flaky croissants, you’ll be relieved you didn’t settle for what’s in the grocery-store freezer case. Trust us.
Some things are so simple as to seem almost plain—until you taste them. Hollandaise is one such perfectly simple staple.
A swift stovetop version of classic pommes Anna, these sliced spuds are swaddled in butter, garlic, and Julia Child’s enthusiastic approval.
Take a cue from Paris bistros and make this a menu staple. Bitter greens. Classic vinaigrette. Homemade croutons. Crisped bacon. Hard-boiled eggs. Simple yet superbly satiating.