Poulet Vallée d’Auge – Chicken with Calvados, Cider, and Apples

My son, Joe, is visiting from the U.S., spending  more time here than usual as he writes his senior thesis.  I’m enjoying watching him work, our conversations roiling around the vagaries of writing and inspiration, the beauty of fine sentences that all too often end up on the cutting room floor, born as they can […]

A Farmers Market Picnic

Lauren picnic

To market, to market…there’s nothing like a local farmers market to feed the soul and the stomach! It’s a privilege I never take for granted and I love to share it. In fact, one of my favorite cooking class days is our early morning trip to the market. I say early because instead of beginning […]

Sunday Lunch in the Country

  I’ve experienced and written a lot about Sunday Lunch, because I think it’s such a warm and admirable French tradition. Families and friends get together to while away the day simply enjoying – a meal, a beautiful table, each other. It’s always a moment hors temps, outside of time, where the clock ticks more slowly, […]