The Everyday French Chef is the modern cook’s guide to producing fabulous French cuisine without spending hours in the kitchen.
All of the recipes on this site are both simple and authentic. They draw on my brief experience as a professional chef in the States and in Paris, and on my career as an enthusiastic cook for friends and family during more than 30 years in France.
Many of the dishes that appear here have been tested by the students who come to an informal cooking class in my Paris kitchen. I rely on them, and will rely on you through your comments, to point out glitches in the recipes — or to let me know when they are brilliantly successful!
As we go along, we will cover the dishes of the classic French repertoire as well as contemporary French cuisine, and I will explain how to make these dishes in minutes, not hours — as French women and men do in their own kitchens every day.
For the moment, I will simply say that The Everyday French Chef takes a creative approach to French cuisine that aims to increase your pleasure both in the kitchen and at the table. It’s a modern, down-to-earth way of cooking that will allow you to put delicious French food on your table in the simplest possible way, any day, or every day.
— Meg Bortin