Creamy Vegetable Soup from  In the French Kitchen with Kids

Creamy Vegetable Soup from In the French Kitchen with Kids

  In her lovely In the French Kitchen with Kids, Mardi Michels displays her love of French food and the elegant, elevated cuisine she ate when living in Paris. Of course, she admits, she had only a small kitchen there and often had to resort to store-bought food....
Pissaladiere from Art of the Party by Kay Plunkett-Hogge

Pissaladiere from Art of the Party by Kay Plunkett-Hogge

    The Art of the Party by culinary guru Kay Plunkett-Hoge contains a range of classic recipes that Kay has literally perfected. From the south of France, this combination of onions, garlic, thyme, anchovy, and olives is a head-rocking testament to...
Whole Roasted Onions with Goat Cheese and Pesto

Whole Roasted Onions with Goat Cheese and Pesto

When you are cooking, as in all activities, there’s the easy way and the hard way. And sometimes you need easy. Really, really easy. What to do with an onion? Stuff it, caramelize, cook with potatoes, make rings … If you prefer easy, the easiest, you can do this. Just...
Caramelized Shallot, Honey and Roquefort Cornbread

Caramelized Shallot, Honey and Roquefort Cornbread

A couple of weeks ago, I got my review copy of Comfort: Food to Soothe the Soul, the grand new  John Whaite cookbook. My review is here and I will repeat myself: this book is essential. It’s filled with wonderful ideas, new creative ideas that boggle your mind. This...