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Bonjour! Welcome to cooking and life in France

Cooking locally and seasonally is my philosophy – I copied it from the French who consider it the key to everything good at the table.

Until mid-June, however, I will be on sabbatical and not teaching, either in Louviers or Paris. Forgive my tardy replies to your mails, do not lose heart, I will look forward to seeing you soon. Meanwhile, I will resolutely and with delight respond to you, but I ask for your patience!

Together, we put this little French secret to work at On Rue Tatin in Normandy and Paris to make fantastic meals. We combine it with time-honored techniques and tips. We add gracious, authentic lifestyle and joie de vivre, lots of warmth, some colorful markets, laughter and voila! You’re living the French life in the heart of a beautiful French town. And all of that is what you’ll take home with you, along with a basketful of cooking wealth and confidence.

From food to wine, people to atmosphere, your time at On Rue Tatin will be unforgettable. And that is my goal for you!

“I spent the best week of my life with Susan at On Rue Tatin!” Joy, England.

“I’ve never laughed so hard nor learned so much,” Denise, Colorado

“My cooking has changed forever. I do more of it, and everything tastes so much better. Thank you, Susan!” Sheila, Iowa

It’s here and causing a sensation!!!! See what the press is saying! My latest book, FRENCH GRILL!  Find it, share it, use it, give it to your girl and your boyfriends, your kids and your parents!  They’ll love it.

Available online and at your local bookstores.  It’s for all the people in your life who, like me, love to grill!  

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Susan May 16, 2020
Pizza became the most common confinement food, I discovered in an unofficial poll. In my former one kilometer of freedom I counted 25 restaurants offering...

French Confinement Cuisine

Susan April 21, 2020
Oh my, where is the time going?  This virus doesn’t just provoke horror, it eats time.  Never in my life have I had so much...

Wine in a Box

Susan February 1, 2020
  As I wiped a tiny drop from the plastic spigot sticking out of the box of wine I’d just opened, I had to laugh. ...



Susan May 16, 2020
https://onruetatin.com/recipe/tender-tart-pastry-pate-brisee/Pissaladière - - onions (peeled and thinly sliced), olive oil, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, One 9-1/2-inch ; 24cm tart shell (made with...

Tender Bread Dough

Susan May 16, 2020
TENDER BREAD DOUGH - PATE A PAIN TENDR - This is a no-fail recipe that makes a tender, light loaf. I use it as a...


Susan May 16, 2020
Flammekueche - - onion (sliced paper thin), fresh cheese (fromage blanc), crème fraîche, Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, of freshly ground nutmeg,...

Tender Tart Pastry – Pâte Brisée

Susan April 21, 2020
Tender Tart Pastry - Pâte Brisée - - all-purpose flour, sea salt, unsalted butter (chilled and cut into 12 pieces,), ice water, ; - -...

Leek Quiche

Susan April 20, 2020
LEEK QUICHE - QUICHE AUX POIREAUX - SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: glass or metal pie plate measuring 10-1/2 (26.25cm). If all you have is a removeable bottom...

Leg of Lamb with Mustard – Gigot à la Moutarde

Susan April 6, 2020

Seed Crackers

Susan March 28, 2020
Seed Crackers - Crisp, salty (this depends on you), crunchy and satisfying, if these were Italian they'd be called brutto ma buono - ugly but...

Braised Artichokes with Herbs

Susan February 18, 2020
SMALL ARTICHOKES BRAISED WITH GARLIC - PETITS ARTICHAUTS AUX AROMATES - This is a lovely side dish when to make with any small artichoke. Those...

Sweet and Salty Almonds

Susan February 1, 2020
SWEET AND SALTY ALMONDS - AMANDES SUCRE SALES - - , ; - - Appetizer - French - almond - cinnamon - star anise -...

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