Absinthe Ice Cream

ABSINTHE ICE CREAM

When I originally came up with this ice cream, the year was 2009, which seems like a long, long time ago, in so many ways. Absinthe...

Chocolate Coconut “Candy Bar” Cake

CHOCOLATE COCONUT “CANDY BAR” CAKE

When I was a kid and we went trick-or-treating for Halloween, we're run around the neighborhood, collecting candy from various houses,...

 
 
 
Multiseed Muffins

MULTISEED MUFFINS

I was talking to someone about cookbooks recently. In the age of the internet, things have changed as recipes became available by the...

Coconut Caramel Shrimp

COCONUT CARAMEL SHRIMP

Spring is the time of year when new cookbooks land. I check out a lot of them, buy them or get review copies, cooking and baking from...

 
 
 
Pretzel Pie Crust

PRETZEL PIE CRUST

I get it. Some people have an aversion to making pie crusts. They're worried about which fat to use; some recipes insist on butter...

Salted Honey Pie

SALTED HONEY PIE

It's almost pie season. Right now, there's not much fruit available at the markets, but I've had this recipe card lingering in my “to...

 
 
 
Cafe du Coin

CAFE DU COIN

I'm often asked by people coming to Paris what neighborhood they should stay in. The usual “off-the-beaten-path...but not too far from...

The White Lady cocktail

THE WHITE LADY COCKTAIL

I sometimes joke that if I ever wrote a book devoted entirely to cocktails, it'd be called “Brown Drinks, Up” because I tend to order...

 
 
 
La Cigogne

LA CIGOGNE

I was realizing lately, while packing up to head to another airport, stressing to make sure I had all my chargers, adaptors, noise-canceling...

Les baskets

LES BASKETS

Once upon a time, if you arrived via an airplane, or left your hotel room, wearing puffy white sneakers, you were immediately branded...

 
 
 
San Francisco Book Signing

SAN FRANCISCO BOOK SIGNING

I'll be at Omnivore Books in San Francisco this Thursday, March 14th from 6:30 to 7:30pm for a chat and to sign books. Copies of all...

Pad Thai

PAD THAI

Even though some think it's a cop-out ordering Pad Thai in a Thai restaurant, marking you as a newbie, I like it quite a bit. I do...

 
 
 
My Favorite Utility Knife

MY FAVORITE UTILITY KNIFE

I first wrote this post back in 2007. Yes, I know some of you may not have even been born yet, but I was well into my life as cook...

Grapefruit Vermouth Marmalade

GRAPEFRUIT VERMOUTH MARMALADE

When I arrived in Paris, I was surprised to see pink grapefruits as objects of such adulation. Métro billboard ads extolled the virtues...

 
 
 
Vietnam, Part 2

VIETNAM, PART 2

Hitting the road again, or the skies I should say (although we did one bus ride during our trip - more about that later...), we touched...

Vietnam

VIETNAM

I wrote a story in my next book about all the places that I'm supposed to go to, or want to go to, or should go to. For a long time,...

 
 
 
A Visit to Red Boat Fish Sauce in Vietnam

A VISIT TO RED BOAT FISH SAUCE IN VIETNAM

When I realized we were going to Vietnam, I decided not to start making lists of places to go or things to eat, like I often do. (I'm...

Escarole Soup with Beans and Meatballs

ESCAROLE SOUP WITH BEANS AND MEATBALLS

Soup is something I never order in a restaurant. I never really knew why it didn't appeal to me, but making this one make me realize...

 
 
 
Spiced Candied Almonds

SPICED CANDIED ALMONDS

I have a soft spot, or should I say, a crunchy spot, for candied nuts. I like it when they're baked to a crispy, golden brown, with...

French Apple Tart

FRENCH APPLE TART

It's the season for apple tarts, Fall, when the biggest bounty of apples shows up at the market. I've had to learn about all sorts...

 
 
 



Italian Style Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a true delicacy often served on holidays and very special occasions that your dinner guests will find very impressive. Making a great Beef Wellington is... Read more ...

Chicken Liver Pate

Pâté sounds intimidating to make but this Chicken Liver Pâté recipe is simple and inexpensive yet has a magnificent flavor. This recipe combines the flavors of chicken livers... Read more ...

Tequila-Lime Marinated Angus Sirloin - Sound of Flavor

The Roasted Red Pepper Semolina Focaccia recipe in the latest video from POV Italian Cooking is packed full of flavor but still an easy bread to make at home. This Italian... Read more ...

Sheet pan nachos

Sheet pan nachos

These quick and easy smoky chipotle sheet pan nachos take 20 minutes and are served with a spicy, homemade chipotle salsa and guacamole! Read more ...

Keto Strawberry Cookies

Keto Strawberry Cookies

Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies loaded with fresh strawberries and completely healthy- Keto, vegan, paleo and gluten free! Read more ...

Keto Chocolate Bread

Keto Chocolate Bread

Keto Chocolate Bread Recipe is a low carb dessert made with coconut and almond flour, that is delicious and quite healthy! Read more ...

Hummingbird Mini-Bundlettes

Hummingbird Mini-Bundlettes

Southern Hummingbird Mini-Bundtlettes are bite-sized bundt cakes made with a slightly modified classic Hummingbird Cake recipe. Read more ...

Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

These vegan banana chocolate chip muffins are light, fluffy and moist and filled with bananas, dark chocolate chips and walnuts. Read more ...

Chocolate Coconut Flour Cookies

Chocolate Coconut Flour Cookies

This Chocolate Coconut Flour cookies are a guilt free treat loaded with chocolate and are gluten free, low carb, paleo with no white sugar Read more ...

Vanilla Cake Recipe - Birthday Cake

Vanilla Cake Recipe - Birthday Cake

Classic vanilla cake recipe turned to a modern Birthday cake for men, wedding or baby shower. Edible glass decoration tutorial included. Read more ...

Zucchini Noodles & Ground Beef

Zucchini Noodles & Ground Beef

This Zucchini Noodles and Ground Beef stir fry is truly delicious and only 4g net carbs. Perfect for low carb or keto lifestyle! Read more ...

Gentilly Cake

Gentilly Cake

This cake has 3 layers of air like almond flavored cake. Then topped with layers of creamy mascarpone whipped cream and seasonal berries. Read more ...

Lemon Almond Bundt Cake

Lemon Almond Bundt Cake

A light, moist bundt cake that has layers of fresh lemon flavor and warming almond throughout; topped off with a sweet almond icing. Read more ...