Mid-Summer Rhubarb

    I think my rhubarb plant loves me.  I blush to say this, but it’s got to be true. Each season, it gets bigger and more productive.  This year, it multiplied so I actually have two rhubarb plants this year.  And while its stalks don’t turn that luscious, deep red of some varieties, its […]

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 […]

Roasted Figs to Basil

This is the best season for cooking, when autumn isn’t quite here and summer produce is still juicy, ripe, full of flavor and color.  For my first class in Louviers since returning from the U.S. (and with fond memories of corn on the cob, grilled lamb, tomatoes galore, and oh so many cocktails!), we’ve had […]

French Scenes

Sometimes I’m overwhelmed by the beauty and curiosity of things I see as I walk around in Paris and Louviers, Honfleur and anywhere else I happen to be.  It is a never ending tableau of bizarrities, beauties and everything in between.