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       Don't rush. Let's enjoy our breakfast, he said. The papers were laid out. A fresh baguette from the bakery up the hill. Bees were humming around the jar of honey and the sugar-sweet fragrance from my fruit basket was intoxicating.     ...

     "Riding back to Paris in the dead of night, and very hungry, Louis XIV and his party stopped at one of his many...

I dream in dark chocolate. Dark or chunky or delicate and refined, so vivid are my chocolate dreams that I swear I can even remember the fragrance or...

Choucroute Garni: An Alsatian dish made of sauerkraut topped with smoked meats, ham, pork, sausages, bratwurst or weisswurst. It is served with dark bread,...

Translucent pink Himalayan salt blocks thrill me. So do glistening sugar crystals clinging to the top of a brioche. Salty and sweet. But for sheerly visual...

In my last post I took you on a tour of London's Harrods Department Store food halls, which are in haute festive mode at this time of year. Now, a...

Dare he let the scent of roses captivate him? Dare he be charmed by the freshness of the grapefruit?….and let my green eyes enamor him? Richart...

  Now that the farmers' markets are open near me, I buy with my eyes! After a long cold winter, everything looks beautiful! Today I found sleek...

The traditional French tomato tart is on a savory crust, often with a thin layer of mustard underneath the tomatoes. So one day I was in my kitchen in...

It must be that it is four in the afternoon, that witching hour when I yearn for an espresso or tea with a wonderful piece of pastry. It must be why I...

Cooking with a French accent..