You’ll Want to Make this Easy Springtime Omelette

This omelette recipe is a celebration of our favorite flavors of spring: earthy morels and pungent ramps. Foraged in the wild, these foods bring a taste of the forest to your table.  Garlicky ramps are available for a limited time only, so enjoy them while you can. Read on for the perfect omelette recipe.

This is Why You Should Visit Gascony

A recent article in Architectural Digest gives us 9 good reasons to visit Gascony, France, where Ariane grew up. Read on and start booking your flight!

10 Ways to Eat Like You’re in a French Bistro

The French bistro is a unique type of restaurant, known for modest prices, and simple menus featuring home-style favorites like coq au vin, cassoulet, pâté, and steak frites. Bistros are half-bar, half-restaurant and offer a cozy place for locals to gather and engage in lively conversation. Want to eat like you’re at a French bistro?…

Behind-the-Scenes Dinner with Ariane and Les Marmitons

Have you ever wanted to cook with a whole group of friends? If so, you might be interested in Les Marmitons. The members of this gentlemen’s social club share an interest in fine food, wine, and the culinary arts, and they gather monthly to cook multi-course meals under the tutelage of a professional chef. Of course, they eat…

What is Confit and Why Are We Obsessed With It?

Confit is one of those French foods you’ve got to love. The word means “preserved,” and refers to the process of slow cooking and storing food in fat. Meat is the most common, though vegetables can also be confited. Confit makes tough cuts like duck legs more tender, and extremely tasty. Though it takes time to make initially, once…

You Don’t Have to Be French to Make these Classic Recipes

Every July 14th the French celebrate Bastille Day, commemorating the revolution of 1789, and in every major city around the world with a significant number of French expatriates, there is sure to be a good party, parade, or petanque tournament on the holiday. Find one near you or join in the fun at home by…

Sunshine in a Bowl: Basque-Style Chicken with Chorizo Recipe

Make this saucy dish for a bright splash any day of the year – it’s like sunshine in a bowl! This comforting Basque-style chicken is quickly braised with peppers, onions, tomatoes, and chorizo sausage. The distinctive piment d’Espelette featured in this recipe is a flavor booster with plenty of authentic charm.  Learn more about this…

Hot Stuff! Are You Missing This Pantry Staple?

The chile pepper you’ve never heard of – piment d’Espelette – is a D’Artagnan pantry staple. Often called for in our recipes and other specialties of Southwest France, piment d’Espelette is the French name for a specific type of chile pepper, known as Capsicum annuum in Latin and Ezpeletako biperra in the Basque language. But can you get this…

This Easy Mushroom Tarte Tatin is Everything

The delicious tradition of tarte Tatin may have begun with apples and pasty, but it’s evolved to include many savory options. Our rustic mushroom tarte Tatin is super easy to make and great for brunch or a party. In this recipe, mushrooms and sweet shallots are wrapped in buttery puff pastry with a little goat cheese for a tart bite….

Heirloom Flavor: Cooking with Tarbais Beans

What’s so special about Tarbais beans? Brought from the New World, the Haricot Tarbais flourished at the foot of the Pyrénées in Southwest France, and its cultivation secrets were passed down from generation to generation. Today the farmers that carry the tradition forward produce beautiful white heirloom beans of outstanding quality. These distinctly French beans are…