French

Nicoise Salad
Entree, Fish, French, Salad

Nicoise Salad

One of my favorite lunches is a Nicoise Salad. I think it stems from my teens when my parents used to take us to Europe for two or three weeks during the Summer. The way we were served a Salade Nicoise in Paris was the way Julia Child described it […]

Artichokes
Appetizer, French, Passover, Starters & Sides

Artichokes

We started our children on artichokes when they were very young. Permission to eat with your fingers was a big plus! Consequently, generations of kids have leaned to eat artichokes at our table. Eating tutorial later. First – choose artichokes whose leaves are tightly closed. I prefer unblemished ones but […]

Striped Bass En Croûte
Entree, Fish, French

Striped Bass En Croûte

This is one of the most decadent fish recipes you can imagine. The mild flavor of the poached Striped Bass is enhanced by the buttery leeks and mushrooms. What sends this recipe over the top is the rich, melt in your mouth Cream Cheese Crust. Each bite is heaven!

Sugar Crust
Dessert, French, Parve

Sugar Crust

I love this sugar dough (pâte sucrée) because it is so versatile and easy to use. You can roll it out quickly to make a pie crust or cookies. If you have a little more time, buy yourself a mini tart pan and use this dough to make tartlets and […]

French Meringues
Dessert, French, Parve, Passover

French Meringues

Meringues are made from egg whites beaten with sugar and a little cream of tartar, salt or lemon juice to help them hold their shape. This process can take on many different uses depending on how you treat the meringue. You can flavor it with vanilla, peppermint or whatever you […]