Category Archives: French

Croque Monsieur

Hot cheese: the ultimate cure for a dreary day. And these past couple of days have sure been dreary. One of the best vessels for hot cheese is the classic French Croque Monsieur — basically a tricked-out grilled cheese. My … Continue reading

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Fried eggs over warm lentil salad

I was about 99% ready to make Ina Garten’s lentil vegetable soup after the string of dreary days we had last week — I went to hear Ina speak at the 92nd Street Y last summer and her response to … Continue reading

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Alsatian Onion Tart

Onions will always remind me of Shrek trying to explain the complexity of his character to Donkey: “There’s a lot more to ogres than people think, ogres are like onions, they have layers.” SO instead of creating some a horrible … Continue reading

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Summer Vegetables with Sauce Verte

My how quickly the years go, another Bastille Day come and gone.  But don’t worry it’s not too late to celebrate with this quick, flavorful green sauce and summer veg! Traditionally “sauce verte” is a mayonnaise based sauce with various … Continue reading

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Mini quiche Lorraine

Vive la France! … and their delicious food. Why are mini food items always more delicious and appealing than their normal-sized counterparts? Maybe because we feel less guilty about eating 10 of them? Or because they are just so cute? … Continue reading

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Fast and French.

Love French food but don’t have hours to spend cooking? We are going to celebrate Bastille Day (Thursday, 7/14 or “le quatorze juillet”) this week with some fast French fare — it just has a certain… je ne sais quoi… … Continue reading

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