French

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

This is one of the most delicious and elegant of all chicken recipes. This is a French classic from Provençal. If you're having company over, print a menu and call it "Poulet à Quarante Gousses d'Ail." I've adapted several recipes for the one shown here, so it's not...

Bistro Roasted Chicken

This chicken, like most bistro fare, is simple enough for any time, but tasty and elegant enough for company or to impress an important date. A real bonus is the delicious sauce you get with very little extra work. As usual, I recommend brining the chicken if you have...

Bistro Carrots

These delicious carrots can be made from baby carrots, as in the photo, or from larger ones cut to size. Either way, this has to be one of the most delicious and easy carrot recipes. 2 lbs. carrots 3 tablespoons butter sprig of thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 3...

French Pork Chops (Côtes de Porc)

Here is a simple and yet delicious pork chop dish you can make in practically no time. And it's plenty good enough for company or a special occasion. As usual, I recommend buying rib chops if they are available, and brining them for an hour before cooking, if you have...

Steak Frites

Here's my favorite French bistro dish. And you can do it at home very easily. The name means steak and fries. (In French, French fries are pomme frites. Now pomme by itself means apple, and this is not fried apples. Potatoes are pommes du terre, or apples of the...

Sausage and Sauerkraut

I always think of sausage and sauerkraut as German food, but this particular recipe comes from the Alsace region of France. So if you want to impress your guests, call this dish Saucisse avec Choucroute. In the photo you see how I served it with Bratwurst, but it is...

French Onion Soup

Whether it's for a first course or the main event, French Onion Soup is a classic every cook should be proud to serve. Here's the best recipe I have, bar none. I've also pointed out some alternatives that you can experiment with. Onion soup isn't complicated, but the...