French

C’est Bon La Vie

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I’m back from a two-week vacation in France, and I have so much to share! I’m going to tell it through photos and I hope you enjoy them. I stayed in Èze, a perched Medieval village between Nice and Monaco, for…

2 Michelin-Starred: Providence

Dark and Stormy

For my birthday celebration, my husband took me to Providence! As a restaurant with two Michelin stars, Providence has been on the top of my list of restaurants to try. We had a fun and memorable evening with a 3.5 hour…

Slow Cooking: Beer Braised Beef

Beer Braised Beef

Underneath the light and flaky pastry crust are chunks of beef, falling-apart tender, that were braised in Guinness, herbs, and peppercorns for 2 hours. If you haven’t tried braising beef in beer, it is time to make this recipe. It…

Salmon En Papillote, with Basil Butter

Grilling and searing are, of course, great ways to serve salmon. But I also love poaching and steaming fish to retain all the flavorful natural juices. Wrapping them in foil (paper is used traditionally, but foil works very well) along…

5 Star Makeover: Icy Poached Fish

Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking

“Most of the famous French dishes involving filet of sole center around fish poached in white wine and coated with a lovely, creamy sauce made from the poaching liquid.” Julia Child describes poaching fish fillets from Mastering the Art of…