I spent a week in the Auvergne, an area visited infrequently by Americans. This French departement and the area around Le-Puy-en-Velay intrigued me and I had always wanted….
We are in the Camargue. It is the Rhone River delta and home of the ‘Original Cowboy’.
From time to time, I want to feature some of my favorite villages of France. And, TOURNUS, a village in southern Burgundy just …..
Bûche de Noël is a showy Christmas dessert. Most people pass it by thinking that it is too much trouble, but
What beautiful craftsmanship! One sees these ‘rideaux’ (curtains) in doorways all over Provence. The true boxwood bead curtain is made from ‘box’, a very dense wood with beautiful grain patterns. From forest to bead is a long process. It takes almost 30 years for a box to have the 8-10 cm trunk necessary for harvest. Then…
BACON! In a candy brittle… No surprise that this sweet and savory combo is a crowd pleaser…..
After what is usually a gargantuan spread at Thanksgiving, at Christmas, my family is saying ‘Where’s the beef?!” But, just like Thanksgiving, I am ready for the sides. Glazed Cipollini & Mushrooms works well because it can be done ahead. I use it to garnish the steak, the tenderloin or the prime rib…..whatever is your…
It’s a tree….it’s an apricot tree….it has been my favorite tree at Xavier’s. It is no …
There is nothing like a French Road Trip when you have absolutely no plans, don’t know where you are going to end up, and the plan is actually not ..
White Sauce Pizza with Grilled Salmon and Capers, Green Onions and Parsley, YES! Anytime I can have a pizza with no tomatoes, I jump