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These Crêpes au Sucre et au Sirop d'Érable, rolled up with maple sugar and syrup while still warm, make an indulgent breakfast.
New York City chef and author Sara Moulton taught us how to make this beautiful tart.
Use a good salted butter with a high butterfat content, such as Kerrygold, to make these shortbread cookies. This recipe is based on one in Dorie Greenspan's Paris Sweets (Broadway Books, 2002).
Chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park in New York City uses savory granolas like this to add a spicy, herbal crunch to roasted beets or tomato salad. Use it as a substitute for croutons in green salad, too.
Based on the classic French caramelized-onion tart with olives and anchovies, these little two-bite hors d'oeuvres pack a flavorful punch.
Foie de Veau en Persillade avec Pommes de Terre (Calf's Liver with Parsley, Garlic, and Fried Potatoes)
Seared liver, potatoes, and bacon are natural partners in this dish from Aux Lyonnais. Continue...
Jim, another friend of the author's, based this dish on the traditional French preparation of braising lamb for several hours in an aromatic bath of garlic, rosemary, wine, and chicken stock until it becomes meltingly tender. Serve it with the potatoes and carrots that are cooked in the braise.
The crispy bits and juices left in a skillet after frying steaks make a delicious base for a creamy, cognac-laced pan sauce. We based this recipe on one in Daniel Young's The Bistros, Brasseries, and Wine Bars of Paris (HarperCollins, 2006).
Turbot, a flatfish found in the North Atlantic, is grilled and generously sauced with a classic accompaniment of beurre blanc at Allard. We've simplified the dish to accommodate filets of sole, fluke, or flounder.
Roasted to perfection and served with rich pan juices and crisp watercress, L'Ami Louis's roast chicken is bistro food at its best. Patricia Wells included a version of this dish in Bistro Cooking (Workman, 1989) and recommends rubbing the chicken with goose, duck, or chicken fat before roasting it to achieve a golden brown crust.
We based the recipe for this elegant braise of caramelized veal ribs served with sautéed artichoke hearts on one from chef Frédéric Thevenet of Aux Lyonnais. To make it, ask your butcher to cut a bone-in veal breast into six individual ribs and reserve the trimmings.
The key to finely chopping filet mignon for this classic tartare is to chill it in the freezer before slicing and mincing it.
Use good-quality canned snails and store-bought snail shells to make this timeless garlic-and-herb-flavored dish.
Frédéric Thevenet of Restaurant Aux Lyonnais uses garlic three different ways to build depth of flavor in this dish of eggs, spinach, and mushrooms gently baked in a luxurious bath of cream.
At Le Bistrot Paul Bert, chef Thierry Laurent transforms beef cheeks, a humble, relatively tough cut, into a meltingly tender entrée by first marinating the beef in a heady mixture of red wine and aromatic herbs and then braising it for four hours in the marinade until the meat becomes supple and fork-tender.
Michelin three-star chef Alain Chapel wowed author Gael Greene with this innovative "cappuccino", a rich, earthy soup made with mushrooms. To foam the broth, use the steamer attachment on a cappuccino machine, or froth it in a blender. Continue...