Monthly Archives: October 2013

Gratin de potiron Georges Blanc

I wish I could claim credit for this fabulous pumpkin gratin, but in fact Georges Blanc gave me the recipe after I visited his three-star kitchens near Macon last month. Blanc, the current scion of a culinary dynasty stretching back … Continue reading

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Boeuf bourguignon

Is there any dish that more eloquently evokes French cuisine? Boeuf bourguignon is an ultimate classic, made even more famous outside of France by the 2009 film Julie and Julia, in which a young Brooklyn woman sets out to make … Continue reading

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Tarte aux pommes toute simple

As American as apple pie? Maybe. But if I was asked to name the dessert I’d choose in a menu that best displays classic French cooking, it would certainly be tarte aux pommes. And as we are at the height … Continue reading

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Polenta au parmesan et romarin

Crisp on the outside, moist and creamy on the inside, polenta is a perfect comfort food as cool autumn weather sets in. And the addition of parmesan and rosemary adds a bit of personality. I served it with duck breast … Continue reading

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And the winner is…

Christine Griffith of Cambridge, New Zealand! That’s a long way from Paris. Christine brought more new followers to The Everyday French Chef than anyone else since my subscription drive started on August 30, making her the winner of the first … Continue reading

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