Strawberry and Pepper Tart

For the pâte sucrée: 1-3/4 cups (230g) all-purpose flour ½ teaspoons fine sea salt ½ cup vanilla sugar 4 large egg yolks 8 tablespoons (125g) unsalted butter   For the…

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Goat Cheese
Post cheese tasting!

Goat Cheese

Last night my friend Alain Madonna joined us for dinner as part of class at On Rue Tatin. Alain makes award-winning goat cheese in a small “laboratory” on the grounds…

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There are few things in life one can really count on. Weather is one. The celebratory delight when a champagne cork pops is another. And a third is the wrinkle…

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Chocolate chip cookies and muscovado sugar.


In the early 1980’s, I was hired to open a small tea salon in the sixth arrondissement of Paris. My mandate, aside from equipping the kitchen, was to make American…

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