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Tips and techniques4
This isn't just a casserole. It's a French white bean cassoulet with three special meats.
The finest of the rich egg breads. Try it in the afternoon with chocolate or marmalade.
Onion Soup Gratinée18
This soup is /loaded/ with flavor. And so is the baked cheesy top.
Learn how to prepare mussels. Then steam them in this delicate curried cream sauce.
Bistro Salad Bar22
The French offer several salads at a meal. These four salads are easy to fix and make a great presentation.
Not all mushrooms grow in a dark, damp cave. Shiitake come by their flavor honestly -- they grow on logs.
Braised Short Ribs28
They're back in style. I give ribs a French twist. Why purple potatoes? They make a great bed.
Questions & answers34
Cheese Soufflé with Mushroom Saute37
The egg at its greatest heights. Forget your fear of soufflé failure.
Pâte à Choux40
Do you like eclairs and cream puffs? Here's the real deal.