Springtime Grilling

French vegetables, radishes

Welcome spring!   Yesterday was its official debut (at 10:53 local French time, according to radio France Inter) even though I always thought it was the 21st. The date doesn’t matter because the sun knows what’s up, and so does the market.  Everyone is running around in shirtsleeves (manches courtes) with their cool French sunglasses, […]

Impressionist Vegetables

ASTUCE: you may use any vegetable you like here, in any quantity you like, but small spring vegetables are best, and radishes, which keep their cheery color are essential. Sometimes I use baby turnips; if I can’t find spring onions, I use shallots; and occasionally I double the amount of asparagus. Also, if cilantro is […]

Chicken with Shallots and Apples

This is a gorgeous and very simple recipe that you can make for a cozy family dinner, or even when the boss comes over. It’s impressive and deeply flavorful, dramatic to present, delicious to enjoy! ASTUCE: I suggest stuffing the chicken with either an orange or two clementines, but you don’t have to. I love […]

France 3 Television Comes to On Rue Tatin (And Stays for Supper)

film crew, france, fr3, normandy

A couple of weeks ago I got a call from a reporter for France 3 Normandie, Christiane Lablancherie.  She’s producing a series on Joy at the Table and wanted to include On Rue Tatin.  I don’t hold classes during this season, so I suggested she film our monthly wine tasting and she jumped all over […]

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