This Year's Crop of Gifts for France-Lovers

Five new gifts for France-lovers, plus five of my enduring favorites. Enjoy this little shopping spree!

This year’s roundup of great gifts for cooks and lovers of France. Wustoff Spatula, France Calendar, Jaquard Tablecloth.

Greetings, friends. Each year, I unveil my list of the best French gift ideas—gifts for lovers of France

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Should I Buy a Braiser or a Dutch Oven?

I would never say “no” to a Le Creuset Dutch Oven (aka French Oven), but…

The Braiser versus Dutch Oven Question Answered.

Recently, a comment came in on my ever-trafficked “What Is a Braiser” post. A reader asked which is more important to own: A braiser or a Dutch oven.

When it

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Yes, You Can Make Turkey Divan Without Canned Soup

After decades of sliding into disfavor (thanks to the likes of condensed soup and processed cheese), it’s time to give Turkey Divan back its good name! Made with a great cheese and a true Mornay sauce, my Turkey Divan Recipe reclaims the dish’s status as one of the best recipes ever for leftover turkey. 

This is a turkey

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