French Recipes

  • Sage pork roast

    I came accross this excellent recipe while looking for innovative ways to use up sage leaves (our sage plant is growing amazingly fast!). The sage and Dijon mustard give a…

  • Madeleines

    The legend is that a maid named Madeleine baked these tea cakes for the fallen polish king Stanislas Leszcynski in his castle of Commercy (a town in the region of…

  • Carrots, beets and tomatoes

    Spring calls for refreshing salads. And sometimes a mosaic of various tastes and colors is better than tossing everything together! “Assiettes de crudités” (literally “raw vegetable plates”) can be served…

  • Fava beans

    It must be fava bean season because all the merchants were selling some at the farmers’ market last Saturday. I had never cooked fava beans in my life before. And…

  • Pain d’épices

    Pain d’épices (literally “spice bread”) is the French version of gingerbread. It’s not as crispy as the little men American kids bite into. The texture is closer to a dense…