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There's something unforgettable about the soufflé—a magical blending of eggs, air, and acid.
Quiche Lorraine is often maligned as too effeminate, but its combination of egg, cream and bacon remains a classic for men and women alike.
Made from an airy sponge cake batter, these oversized lemon-scented pastries are baked until dark brown to impart a delectable crust at Belle Epoque Boulangerie in Antibes.
Invest in an inexpensive handheld blowtorch to melt the sugar for the crust on these baked custards; it's an easier and more reliable method than broiling.
Typically made with brocciu, a fresh goat's or ewe's milk cheese, this rustic cake works just as well with ricotta.
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.
Ham, eggs, and cheese are natural partners; along with dried mustard, these ingredients combine for some of the finest soufflés around. The soufflés will begin to deflate minutes after you take them out of the oven, so bring them to the table as soon as they're done. This is one of the many dishes featured in Executive Editor Dana Bowen's feature "The Wonders of Ham" (December 2009).
We were inspired to make this fluffy omelette by a recipe in The Good Cook series Eggs and Cheese (Time-Life Books, 1980).
This dense cake, inspired by a Julia Child recipe, has been served daily at Zuni Café since it was introduced, in 1982.
This classic French pastry, whose name in both French and Spanish-mille-feuilles and milhojas, respectively-means thousand leaves (for its delicate multiple layers), is also known as the napoleon.
Chef Michel Bourdin reminded us, “Always remember that the guest has to wait for the soufflé, but the soufflé can’t wait for the guest.”
This scrumptious French tart is the perfect blend of tart and sweet.
Of all the delights that grace the French Christmas table, probably nothing inspires more childlike joy than this dessert.
A simple, elegant dessert.
In Lorraine, where it was born, quiche is always made in a round dish or flan ring (either fluted or straight-sided), and with a thin, light crust.
Substitute ricotta for brocciu, which is almost impossible to find here.
"The fine arts are five in number," wrote the chef Marie-Antoine Carême, "painting, sculpture, poetry, music, and architecture—whereof the principle branch is confectionery." He knew what he was talking about. After all, he created croquembouche, a spire of caramelized cream puffs.
Perhaps no flavor is more emblematic of Provence than that of garlic—and this recipe from chef Joël Guillet at Le Mas du Langoustier uses it without timidity. This is for serious garlic lovers only.
Light, fluffy, and decadently chocolaty, this dessert is a little taste of heaven.
Take advantage of fresh summer corn—white corn, if available—for this soufflé from Cafe Jacqueline in San Francisco.