Croque-Monsieur

A Parisian favorite at cafés for lunch or supper after an evening on the town.

Mousse au Chocolat

This voluptuous mousse with its darkly intense chocolate frothed with airy eggs to a texture as light as hummingbirds’ wings ranks high on the happiness side! Enjoy!

Tarte aux Pommes

When I was a little girl living in Tours, France, my parents had this huge apple tree and I always sighed a bit at apple-picking time. It was not among my favorite chores. But when my family sat down to dinner and the pièce de résistence was my mother’s flaky-pastry …

Croissant Dough

Flour, water, butter, yeast, sugar, and salt—these are the deceptively simple components of the ubiquitous French pastry that’s known and loved worldwide for its flaky layers, subtle crunch, and tender interior.

Petits Pains au Chocolat

Aux côté des croissants, les pains au chocolat sont des viennoiseries incontournables de la gastronomie française.