French Cooking Made Easy & a Macaron Smackdown

French Cooking Made Easy & a Macaron Smackdown

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Emma Christensen
Sep 30, 2011
Viva la France! This time last year, we were cooking it up French-style with no-knead baguettes, mouth-watering crêpes, classic cassoulet, and a whole lot more. Take a peek inside real French kitchens! The posts pictured above are in bold below.Leave the croissants and consommés to the chefs; French home-cooking is all about simplicity. • The marble back-splash in this kitchen is cause for some serious jealousy. • Make a big batch of ratatouille with the last summer gleanings from the farmers market. • Pierre Hermé vs. Laudré: which popular Parisian macaron comes out on top? • Julia Child shows us how to make a French omelet. • These pistachio-lemon langues de chat cookies make the perfect afternoon nibble.French souffles really don't deserve their fussy reputation. • Do home cooks really need to know about mother sauces? • Zucchini and olives makes cake for breakfast totally legit. • Some handy advice for avoiding beeping smoke alarms when searing meat. • Once you hear what French school children eat for lunch, it's hard to go back to PB&J. • Crusty homemade baguettes are just a batch of no-knead dough away. • Five tips to make your next batch of crêpes the best yet. • Take a tour of Paule Caillat's real French kitchen in the heart of Paris! • With plenty of beans and several kinds of meat, cassoulet is classic French comfort food. • Turn your kitchen into a French bistro! • Sundried tomatoes and black olives transforms mac n' cheese into a classy Provençal-style meal. One Year Ago and a Week: How to Buy a Wok & Eating on $31 a Week
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