I found some earthy golden beets at the market this morning. There were only a few, enough I thought to make soup for two. So I scooped them up and headed...

About 12 years ago I spent a day with Chef Raymond Blanc at his Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons in Oxford, England to do research for a book proposal....

        "Take some fish bones, fish heads including the eyes, some conger eel, small fish, green crabs, some onions,...

    It always amazes me how a handful of ingredients can come together in such stunning ways. Take carrots and raw cashews. Who knew? Combining...

    Alchemy is about taking something ugly or considered of little value and making something beautiful or valuable out of it. Consider the...

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

The Fed Ex man drove up the driveway today with a huge box. Yay! Crab cakes from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, packed on dry ice. I immediately opened...

Cooking with a French accent..