When we arrived at Benoit, a French bistro in New York City with a famous sibling of the same name in Paris, for a Bastille Day-inspired escargot lesson, we expected the first order of business to involve removing the little guys from their shells and painstakingly cleaning them. But the restaurant’s chef, Philippe Bertineau, let us in on an escargot secret: Thanks to an extremely intensive and time-consuming cleaning process, “even the best chefs buy them pre-cooked and cleaned.”
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- Laura’s Savoury Swiss Chard Tart, a rich, comfort food favorite perfect for using summer greens.
This weekend Laura Calder is cooking up easy, contemporary versions of traditional French comfort foods in French Food at Home. Today at 11:30am ET, Laura cooks up “Cozy” foods but adds some contemporary twists, like Savoury French Toast with herbes de Provence. Laura skips the maple syrup, topping instead with tomato jam – I tracked down a terrific looking recipe from White on Rice Couple.
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Laura Calder's Baked Onions With Vinaigrette
“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” — Julia Child
Amen, Julia, we couldn’t agree with you more. So toss the 100-calorie packs of whatever snacks you’ve got, pour the Diet Coke down the drain, and let’s take a look at our favorite rich, French food. Low-fat, schmo-fat, I say.
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Laura Calder's herb-flecked green beans are a Summer Fest all-star
We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Summer Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com.
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Julia Child would have been 98 this year.
This weekend—August 15—is Julia Child’s birthday, and we’re celebrating all week long! How can you get in on all the fun?
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Julia Child -- Fete-ing French
Is there anything better than catching Julia Child in all of her down-to-earth glory every afternoon at 2pm? As a matter of fact, there is, and we need to tap into your collective talents…
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Laura Calder's gazpacho, French-style
Just back from a wonderful summer vacation in France, I’m ready to ring in Bastille Day stateside with some recipes from French Food at Home.
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Pissaladiere by Katalin Eisenberg
Craving a rich, savory onion pie that would even make Julia Child proud? Katalin Eisenberg shared this decadent Pissaladiere on our Facebook page and we couldn’t resist…
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The French Chef with Julia Child
“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” ~ Julia Child. Oh…did we mention that Julia’s going to be spending her afternoons on Cooking Channel?
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Laura Calder -- French Food At Home
From six-year-old local bake-off winner to James Beard award winner, Laura Calder has some enviable culinary experiences under her apron…
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