At home I spend time in France virtually, in my kitchen. Every region has its foods, and those foods tell a story. Not the foods of the great Julia Child, whose heroic work to bring French food to American tables has necessarily run afoul of the time constraints and patience of modern working women.
There are wonderful meals, practical, cost-effective, and healthy that deserve a place on our home-cooking menus as much as pasta and barbecue. I’ll share my stories and recipes from the land of Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Marie Antoinette, and Louis-es good and bad, and Jeanne d’Arc, and hope that you will come to love France as much as I do.
Check out the recipes below for ideas for this week’s meals.