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Len˘tre offers high-end non-professional pastry classes in Paris. Are they worth the time and money? Who attends? What do you actually learn? Read my account of a Brioche and Kugelhopf class at Len˘tre's school on the Champs-ElysÚes.
Your own personal home tandoor Popular
How I got a real tandoor in my kitchen and how you can have one too.
Spaghetti in Squid Ink Sauce Popular
Legendary dish in black squid ink sauce. Highly addictive and not easily forgotten.
Easily the largest place on earth to buy cookware and restaurant equipment, this huge street in the Asakusa district of Toyko got me busy for an entire day.
Scottish Deep-Fried Pizza Popular
A northern cousin of the Neapolitan deep-fried pizza, this proud member of the Scottish Diet makes one nutritious snack.
CannelÚs Bordelais Popular
Easily one of my top 10 favorite pastries, these humble-looking little crepe dough tumblers are very tricky to make right. Here is how they make it at Len˘tre.
Serious Pasta alla Norma Popular
Pasta alla Norma, a divine combination of eggplants, tomatoes, basil and ricotta, is one of the most elegant traditional Sicilian recipes. A real cult classic!
Homemade Pistachio Paste Popular
Pistachio paste is used to flavor ice creams, pastries or custards. Yesterday, I made my own from scratch using Pierre HermÚ's instructions. Amazing!
Swiss Raclette Popular
The national dish of Valais, my Swiss canton, raclette is the most gorgeous melted cheese you will ever have. Here at its best at the Manoir de Villa in Sierre.
Orgeat syrup is a gorgeous almond elmulsion that will turn any water into a fragrant milky refreshing beverage.
Deep-Fried Cheeseburger Popular
We have now reached the confines of the Scottish Diet and enter Deep-Frying Hell. Yea who enter here, abandon all hope and come to behold this new wonder - the deep-fried cheeseburger.
Arancini, the cult Sicilian dish Popular
These glorified deep-fried stuffed rice croquettes are a cult sicilian dish celebrated in a recent best-selling Italian novel.
Beef Bourguignon Popular
See how this cult French beef stew reeking of Burgundy wine is made the traditional way.
Moldavian Pig Slaughter Popular
A friend brought me back pictures of a Moldavian family slaugthering a pig at home much like it was done all over Europe 100 year ago. Not for the faint-hearted.
Making Your Own Meringues Popular
Meringue is the most obvious pastry to bake when you have too many egg whites, and yet many home chefs are frightened to try homemade meringues. See how easy they are if you go by the book.