Make Mother’s Day Memorable with Spinach Soufflé

Last Minute Cheese SouffleThis Mother’s Day I will be at BARDOT Brasserie inside the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas signing books and helping celebrate mothers and the special role they’ve played in our lives. Whether or not you can join me in Vegas, I wanted to share a recipe that can make your Mother’s Day meal very special; it all starts with a soufflé.

A soufflé is the perfect dish to make in lieu of Eggs Benedict – the cheese and egg mixture brings together a savory flavor and the appearance is elegant in itself, and with this recipe it’s not really as hard as you might think.  (more…)

Book Signing at Bardot – Mother’s Day weekend

Anne is headed to Las Vegas for Mother’s Day! Join her at BARDOT for a book signing and an unforgettable weekend dinner and brunch experience that will include an accordion player and photographer. The menu features recipes like Chef Chambrette’s Soufflée au Fromage and Babas au Rhum which are from some of Anne’s latest cookbooks like Country Cooking of France and her memoir, One Soufflé At A Time.

Dinner & Book Signing
Saturday, May 7 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Mother’s Day Brunch & Book Signing
Sunday, May 8 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Top 10 Cookbooks of all time

Spring is without a doubt one of my favorite times of year. The weather takes a turn for the better, flowers begin to bloom, markets overflow with fresh produce and both the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) and the James Beard House announce the annual awards to new cook books within the culinary world.

Many of the books I’ve collected in my library have been either IACP or James Beard award recipients. While I always look forward to this season for the new book arrivals, I can’t help but wander back to the classics which have shaped all our lives in the kitchen.  (more…)

The Forgotten Sauce

Whether you call it by its classy French name Béchamel, from the 18th century French Marquis of the same name, know it as “cream gravy” as they do in Texas and much of the South, or simply call it White Sauce as the English like me do, I’m struck by how it’s become the forgotten sauce.

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Feasting in the 17th Century

Over the course of the last 6 months, I have been involved with the Getty Research Institute quite extensively. My husband Mark and my collection of antiquarian books have been on display in the Edible Monument Exhibit and will be going on tour in the spring. As you may have seen, I have contributed to

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Anne on the Getty Blog

Anne has written a piece for the The Getty Iris blog, read her take on How Raw Sugar Transformed the European Banquet.

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Raspberry Valentine

For the perfect pink for Valentine’s Day, I’ve layered a mixture of fresh raspberries, whipped cream and grated chocolate with a few flaked almonds for texture. to display the layers, you can use stemmed wine glasses or even clear glass tumblers instead of the traditional soda glasses I suggest here. Long-stemmed spoons are a good

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Book Signing at Bardot – Mother’s Day weekend

Anne is headed to Las Vegas for Mother’s Day! Join her at BARDOT for a book signing and an unforgettable weekend dinner and brunch experience that will include an accordion player and photographer. The menu features recipes like Chef Chambrette’s Soufflée au Fromage and Babas au Rhum which are from some of Anne’s latest cookbooks like Country Cooking of France and her memoir, One Soufflé At A Time.

Dinner & Book Signing
Saturday, May 7 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Mother’s Day Brunch & Book Signing
Sunday, May 8 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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SECRETS wins at Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

9781940611150_FCWe’re honored to announce that SECRETS from the La Varenne kitchen: 50 essential recipes every cook needs to know, has won Best Cooking School Book in the USA at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. As a winner of this category, this book is qualified for the Gourmand Best In World Competition. The winner will be announced on Saturday, May 28th 2016.  Click here to read more about the Gourmand Cookbook Awards.

 

Thanksgiving in Versailles

Thanksgiving in Versailles

It was November 1963 and I was living in the Château de Versailles overseeing catering for the American socialite, Florence Van der Kemp, who was married to the museum curator. The Van der Kemps were already well renowned as fundraisers for the restoration of the Château, and Florence decided to host a big traditional Thanksgiving

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