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On Rue Tatin is currently on hiatus; please join me at my new platform  Dancing Tomatoes! You’ll find loads of content, and can keep in touch with me there. I can’t wait to see you!

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

Embrace everyday cooking with Susan Loomis’s Plat du Jour, her appealing take on the French formule.

Discover the pleasures of cooking—and eating—with this French approach to everyday meals. Featured on bistro menus and dinner tables throughout France, the plat du jour is the centerpiece of a two-course meal, a formula that Susan Loomis cleverly presents here. By pairing substantial main dishes such as Boeuf Bourguignon, Poule au Pot, and Bouillabaisse, with just the right starter, side, and/or dessert, Plat du Jour makes getting dinner on the table as easy as un, deux, trois!

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Yogurt Cake Revisited

Susan January 25, 2019
I have a dinner coming up, and I want to make a delicious but simple cake...

Lamb with Mashed Potatoes, and the Best of 2018

Susan January 16, 2019
I flew over mid-December to teach a couple of classes in Portland, which exhibited huge support (Merci, Portland)...

Holiday Menu

Susan December 21, 2018
I know, you've had it planned for weeks. But what if you haven't?  Holidays include many serendipitous moments, when friends call unexpectedly, family plans change...


Grilled Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese on Salad

Susan May 3, 2018
BACON WRAPPED GOAT CHEESE - This is a quintessential entrée in the French household. You can even purchase goat cheese already wrapped in bacon at...

Impressionist Vegetables

Susan May 3, 2018
IMPRESSIONIST VEGETABLES - ASTUCE: you may use any vegetable you like here, in any quantity you like, but small spring vegetables are best, and radishes,...

Favas and Turnips of Spring

Susan April 28, 2018
LES FEVES ET NAVETS DE PRINTEMPS A L’ORIGANLES FEVES ET NAVETS DE PRINTEMPS - This dish makes me think of a Pointilist painting, with its...

Aioli – Garlic Mayonnaise

Susan April 6, 2018
AIOLI - GARLIC MAYONNAISE - This sauce evokes Provence at its productive best, in spring and summer, when farms and family gardens are at their...

Chicken with Ginger, Lime and Cilantro Oil

Susan March 28, 2018

Cilantro Oil

Susan March 28, 2018
CILANTRO OIL/L’HUILE DE CORIANDRE - Here, the lemony, grassiness of cilantro is softened by being blanched, then blended with top-quality olive oil. Its flavor emerges...

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Susan March 15, 2018
VEGAN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES - - unbleached flour, baking powder, fine sea salt, cinnamon – optional, vanilla sugar, coconut oil (melted and cooled), vanilla extract,...


Susan January 16, 2018
Poulet Vallée d'Auge - - butter (unsalted), extra-virgin olive oil, chicken (cut in serving pieces), Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, mushrooms (brushed clean,...


Susan July 12, 2017
BAY-GRILLED MONKFISH - LOTTE GRILLE AU LAURIER - This recipe for bay-grilled monkfish involves fire and smoke, yet it’s done on your stove and it...

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