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     "Riding back to Paris in the dead of night, and very hungry, Louis XIV and his party stopped at one of his many palaces for something to eat. They could find nothing except…….onions, Champagne, and butter. Thus was born "onion soup":—a...

Today I want to share with you one of my favorite pizza recipes that comes from the area around Nice where I lived and where I spend a great deal of time....

Dacquoise. My favorite dessert ever. How can you go wrong with meringue, nuts, fresh berries, buttercream frosting and loads of whipped cream? So I had...

Brilliant orange. As brilliant as a sunny day. Kumquats are those little oval tart orange fruits that closely resemble the flavor of bigarde oranges, or...

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,...

"You steal my heart, and you take my soul Every time I see you eat from your bowl."   So, Fez, for Christmas I made you a very special...

A row of wooden salt boxes and small glass bottles with cork stoppers used to line a shelf in my kitchen in the south of France.  At first I had...

I learned how to make some amazing simple cakes from Mrs. Police Chief up the road on the way to my village. I still make her plum and peach cakes that...

  Spring in New Hampshire and I look for fiddleheads and garlic scapes. Our local organic farm, Rosaly's, just picked their scapes and I swooped...

Cooking with a French accent..