The smoke clears to reveal blushingly ripe figs atop sweet onion flan. The French Laundry, Yountville, California.
A wonderful introduction to autumn: Roasted Parsnip and Apple Soup and why being a stay at home mom is not always the best job in the world.
German Pflaumenkuchen (Plum cake)
Duck Roulade from The French Laundry
Braised breast of veal with polenta cakes, glazed vegetables, and sweet garlic
Chicken with Mustard Mascarpone Marsala Sauce - Giada has a winner with this one!
Pasta Primavera - use some of your favourite seasonal vegetables in this quick and easy dish.
Yellow Plum Clafoutis: This classic French dessert makes the most of ripe summer fruits, like these adorable little yellow plums.
Buttermilk Sweet Corn ice cream is fabulous with a fresh berry sauce, or with berry pies or cobblers.
Laura Werlin’s Swiss Melt with Artichoke Hearts - A very yummy grilled cheese sandwich.
Creamy, flavorful lobster soup with tender, juicy pieces of fresh lobster.
Sliced abalone and a baby turnip at Aqua, San Francisco, California.
Orange pilaf - add a taste of "sunshine" to this one dish meal.
Ricotta Lemon Pound Cake with Fresh Strawberries - moist, dense and delicious!
Giada De Laurentiis' Olive Oil Muffins
Cashew Chocolate Chip Crisps. Magnificent cookies from Claudia Fleming's The Last Course.
Drowning Flautas at the Screaming Goat in Austin, TX
Rose and Honey Madeleines for Easter
Breakfast Tart with Pancetta and Green Onions
The 9-course Chef's Tasting Menu at The French Laundry. Need I say more?
This delicate, buttery, moist flan-like batter is beautiful with figs. Really simple recipe with great results.
Pasta with Black Chickpeas, traditional Italian recipe. [Scroll down for English]
Chocolate-Amaretti Cake -- Perfect for a celebration.
Kabeli Palau kicks off a traditional Afghan meal. Baked basmati rice & chicken is garnished with fried carrots, golden raisins and slivered almonds.
You'll Love my pink heart shaped macarons....won't you Be Mine?
Caramel Macchiato Thumbprint recipe. Plus some guilty thoughts on taking shortcuts & Laura Shapiro's book "Something from the Oven".
Hazelnut Roll. With its intoxicating roasted hazelnut aroma and flavor, it's easy to eat the whole thing in one sitting.
White truffle oil infused custard - my first recipe from Thomas Keller's The French Laundry Cookbook [music starts on site automatically]
No matter if you call them flautas, taquitos or tacos dorados, these fried rolled tacos are terrific.
Mole Poblano Duck Breast (video)
From The French Laundry's Tasting of Vegetables menu, Vol au Vent de Legumes D’Automne (Romaine Lettuce, Sugar Snap Peas, Fennel Bulb, Radishes and Port Wine Reduction)
the coolest Rocking Santas ever!
Mrs. Claus wishes you a happy holiday!
A mini version of the famous salmon tartare cornet, along with scenes from the French Laundry's holiday party.