Pizza Arugula with Marinated Mushrooms and Onions

Cool Toppings for Summertime Pizza Serves 2 With the sizzle of summer upon us (although it’s rather soggy here in Connecticut), we continue to keep pace in our busy kitchen, but with added emphasis on ease and simplicity.  Bruno’s latest pizza creation was inspired by my irresistible craving for arugula straight from the organic vegetable…

Cooking on the Champs-Élysées Paris

At Ecole Lenôtre At Lenôtre School   The latest from Paris…beginning at midnight on March 19, 2021, the City of Lights, along with 16 other regions in France, will enter into their third CV19 lockdown which will last for at least one month.  In these regions there are strict limitations on trips outside the home,…

Potato Gratin-A Perfect Accompaniment

Potato Gratin Gratin Dauphinois Serves 4 Are you planning a special Christmas menu as we are?  One of our traditional favorites is Gratin Dauphinois, the perfect accompaniment to any meat, poultry, pork or fish dish. We recommend using small to medium sized, high quality, low-starch potato varieties such as Charlotte, New, Fingerlings or White Round….

Christmastime in Lyon

LYON SPOT OF LIGHT One of our earlier video collaborations, Lyon Spot of Light is reminiscent of an especially meaningful Christmas back in 2012, when we lived in Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France.  It is there the Christmas season begins with the annual celebration of the Fête des Lumières (Festival of Lights).  After darkness…

Roasted Spaghetti Squash & Red Pepper

Roasted Spaghetti Squash & Red Pepper Courge Spaghetti Rôtie et Poivron Rouges Serves 2 With the arrival of autumn’s harvest and the abundance of choice in gourds, squash and pumpkins, spaghetti squash tends to get a bad rap when compared against the more popular butternut, acorn and delicata. Otherwise known as vegetable spaghetti, this dish…

Baguette Traditional & Chocolate

Le Goûter Typically the French do not snack in between meals, however an exception can be made every now and then, in particular for hungry school children returning home after a long day of learning. Comparable to a British afternoon tea, Le Goûter is a short and simple snack of fresh baguette and a generous…