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  • A Hearty French Onion Cassoulet to Keep You Warm This Winter

    A Hearty French Onion Cassoulet to Keep You Warm This Winter

    Inspired by two of France’s most beloved recipes, this comforting dish combines the flavors of French Onion Soup with the richness of a traditional white-bean Cassoulet, while cutting down on cook time significantly. This French Onion Cassoulet is exactly what you need to warm up on those cold fall and winter days!

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  • Easy Tarte Tatin – A Delicious Caramelized Apple Dessert!

    Easy Tarte Tatin – A Delicious Caramelized Apple Dessert!

    You know Autumn has arrived in Paris when orange leaves cover the ground, there’s a fresh new chill in the air and colorful apples fill the market stands. This upside-down caramelized apple tart from France may seem complicated, but it’s really quite simple! Here is a quick and easy recipe to make the most of the beautiful apple harvest this year!

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  • Maddy’s Tomato, Basil & Roasted Pepper Salad with Tender Chicken

    Maddy’s Tomato, Basil & Roasted Pepper Salad with Tender Chicken

    This simple but flavorful salad recipe makes use of a much-loved, classic flavor pairing – tomato and basil – but adds some flair to it. Roasted bell peppers and the most tender chicken known to man elevate this recipe from basic to superb. Keep reading to discover Madelyn’s personal recipe, as well as her newly discovered chicken cooking method!

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  • Say Farewell to Summer with Maddy’s Favorite Gazpacho Recipe!

    Say Farewell to Summer with Maddy’s Favorite Gazpacho Recipe!

    As the last days of summer approach, now’s your last chance to enjoy of this refreshing – yet flavorful – gazpacho soup. Combining the slight tartness of the tomatoes with the lovely sweetness of roasted bell peppers, this Gazpacho makes for a delicious “amuse-bouche” course or side dish, especially when paired with homemade French baguette croutons!

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  • Niçoise-Inspired Lentil Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

    Niçoise-Inspired Lentil Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

    Enjoy the last fruits of summer with this spin on the classic Niçoise salad. Traditionally made with hard boiled eggs and tuna, this version gets its protein from French green lentils and its unforgettable flavor from a zesty shallot and caper dressing. With a bright and beautiful presentation, this salad is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

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  • Frozen Vacherin with Honey-Caramelized Nectarines

    Frozen Vacherin with Honey-Caramelized Nectarines

    Whip up something sweet, cool and refreshing for those long summer days, taking full advantage of the ripe nectarines at the market this season. This Nectarine Vacherin is a simplified version of an elaborate French dessert by the same name. The syrupy sweetness of the caramelized nectarines pairs perfectly with the icy tartness of the frozen cream!

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  • Roasted Chicken with Dijon Mustard & Fresh Herbs

    Roasted Chicken with Dijon Mustard & Fresh Herbs

    With the acidity and subtle heat of authentic Dijon mustard and the earthy, bright notes of fresh herbs, this roasted chicken and potato recipe is sure to delight your tastebuds. Throw in some garlic cloves and you’ve got yourself a delicious, savory dinner dish to pair with a simple salad or side of green vegetables!

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  • Grandma Ninette’s Excellent Blanquette de Veau

    Grandma Ninette’s Excellent Blanquette de Veau

    On her recent trip to visit grandma Ninette in Normandy, Madelyn and her daughter Alexia were treated to a delicious dinner of Blanquette de Veau. This veal stew is hearty, tasty and pretty simple to throw together. The best part: it’s a family recipe, and we all know those are the best kinds of recipes!

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  • Strawberry Lemon Gâteau au Yaourt: The Perfect Summer Dessert!

    Strawberry Lemon Gâteau au Yaourt: The Perfect Summer Dessert!

    Many wonderful things come along with the warm weather of Spring and Summer, including strawberries! Take advantage of the plentiful strawberry harvest with a simple and easy yogurt cake. Adapted from a traditional French recipe, there couldn’t be a better treat to enjoy on a beautiful sunny afternoon, especially when paired with a nice glass of champagne!

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  • How to Make Philippe’s Famous Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe

    How to Make Philippe’s Famous Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe

    We have a very special (and delicious!) treat for readers of the Paris Perfect Blog today as we’re sharing the recipe for Philippe’s famous Boeuf Bourguignon. This classic French dish from Burgundy is a favorite in our family, and Philippe is sharing his secret recipe for all of you. Take a look behind the scenes as well in a video to see Philippe shopping for ingredients in Paris and making his famous Boeuf Bourguignon!

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  • Luscious Leek & Prosciutto Quiche with Gruyère & Dill

    Luscious Leek & Prosciutto Quiche with Gruyère & Dill

    To celebrate the arrival of Spring, try your hand at this easy, crust-free quiche, featuring a seasonal favorite – leeks. Sweet and buttery when cooked, leeks pair well with the assertive flavors of gruyère cheese and prosciutto. This recipe is full of luscious flavors, but will leave you feeling light and energetic, perfect for enjoying the Springtime weather!

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  • Show Your Love with these Chocolate Raspberry Verrines!

    Show Your Love with these Chocolate Raspberry Verrines!

    Chocolates and flowers are one thing, but we believe there’s an even better way to show someone how much you care: by treating them to an adorable, hand-made dessert! Your love will surely shine through this 6-ingredient verrine, with its classically divine flavor combination of chocolate and raspberry – just in time for Valentine’s Day!

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  • How to Make Canelés, Specialty Treats from Bordeaux!

    How to Make Canelés, Specialty Treats from Bordeaux!

    Canelés are delightful cake-like, custardy pastries from the region of Bordeaux. Madelyn attempts to bake these little beauties, but finds that they’re a bit more complicated than she originally thought. In the end, she succeeds in finding a simplified recipe, but not without some laughs and hiccups along the way! At least they tasted delicious!

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  • The Best Way to Enjoy Brie & Camembert – Baked with Garlic & Herbs!

    The Best Way to Enjoy Brie & Camembert – Baked with Garlic & Herbs!

    This decadent delight, made from a wheel of soft French cheese, will win over the affections of all. With a short ingredient list and simple preparation method, this recipe is one of the easiest – yet most delicious – you’ll ever make. Serve as an appetizer or a mid-day snack to share with fellow cheese-lovers!

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  • For the Winter Chill: Hot Chocolate with Chartreuse!

    For the Winter Chill: Hot Chocolate with Chartreuse!

    Brrrrr … it has been “Le Grand Froid,” or the Big Chill, in Paris this weekend! With temperatures hovering around zero, our local wine store offered samples of their delicious Chartreuse liqueur. They handed me the recipe for Choco-Chartreuse, or Hot Chocolate with a dash of Chartreuse Liqueur, promising the 130 herbs and spices in the Chartreuse would do us a world of good. When it’s that cold, it couldn’t hurt, right?

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