Recipes from Plat du Jour

plat-du-jour cookbook

Discover the pleasures of cooking―and eating―with this French approach to everyday meals. Featured on bistro menus and dinner tables throughout France, the plat du jour is the centerpiece of a two-course meal, a formula that Susan Loomis cleverly presents here. By pairing substantial main dishes such as Boeuf Bourguignon, Poule au Pot, and Bouillabaisse, with just the right starter, side, and/or dessert, Plat du Jour makes getting dinner on the table as easy as un, deux, trois!

A copper pot filled with mashed potatoes with crème fraîche and a masher resting inside.

Mashed Potatoes With Crème Fraîche

These delicately flavored, lush and silky mashed potatoes with tangy crème fraîche have already become a dinner table favorite. And they’re on the table in under 45 minutes.