La Vie du Château—Cooking in France with Mary

Last summer a few friends rented a farmhouse on the grounds of Château de la Barbée in France’s Loire Valley. I joined them as the unofficial chef, preparing most of our dinners during our two-week stay. One day the proprietress of the chateau asked if I would like to cook dinner with her. (Never, ever pass… Continue reading La Vie du Château—Cooking in France with Mary

Salade Macédoine

One of the first cookbooks I owned was a book on vegetarian cooking, which included a recipe for French Vegetable Salad–a mixture of chopped vegetables dressed in mustard vinaigrette. I thought of that salad last weekend when I was hankering for something crunchy and vinegary to accompany a variety of grilled fish and meats. Salade… Continue reading Salade Macédoine