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Yogurt Cake Recipe

Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! Gâteau au yaourt Maxence is a big advocate of the adage “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. In other words, when a classic recipe is fabulous, don’t meddle with it, and just do what you’re told. Obviously I have trouble following that piece of advice, and more often than not I’ll surrender to...

Lentil Kohlrabi Salad Recipe

Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! This is the salad I made for lunch the day I moved out of my apartment and into my next-door neighbor’s. It’s not what you think. Maxence and I have decided that our kitchen and living room — which are, in fact, in the same room — needed a facelift, and after months of imagining, planning,...

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! If I can share this recipe for perfect chocolate chip cookies today, it’s because I’ve always enjoyed the food sections of American newspapers, these pull-out pages that appear in the regular edition on a given day of the week (usually Wednesday) to cover local food and drink news, with recipes....

Chocolate Buckwheat Pound Cake Recipe

Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! I love pound cakes, or quatre-quarts* in French. As a child, I went through a phase of eating Breton pound cake for breakfast day in, day out. I’m talking about supermarket pound cake, baked in long yellow logs and wrapped in soft paper. I liked it on the stale side, so I sliced it in advance,...

Green Quiche with Walnuts Recipe

Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! For the past couple of months, my weekly vegetable allotment has included big bags of salad greens, oftentimes the scratchy and flavorful kind such as frilly mustard leaves or peppery mizuna or a mix of both. We love to eat those dressed in a classic vinaigrette or a cooked shallot vinaigrette....

Caramelized Sesame Chocolate Bar Recipe

Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! Not long after my second son was born, I received a message from Audrey, a reader I’d been conversing with via emails and comments, who wanted to recommend a recipe drawn from the French blog La Belle au blé dormant*. It was a recipe for a sesame chocolate bar garnished with squash seeds, sunflower...

French Easter Pie with Spinach and Goat Cheese Recipe

Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! Among the French dishes traditional served at Easter, you’ll find tourte pascale* and pâté de Pâques, French Easter pies enclosed in a flaky crust, with eggs nested inside the filling. The purpose of this is to use up the surplus of eggs that hens have laid during Lent, the six-week period leading...

Easter Egg Jam Cookies Recipe

Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! Like most French children, the boulangerie played a big role in my earliest food memories. The corner bakery was the mythical place where snacks were purchased after school, where grownups could be observed closely while waiting in line with one’s mother for the Saturday lunch baguette, and...

30-Minute Spinach and Chicken Coconut Curry Recipe

Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! This post is sponsored by Revol, a French manufacturer of top-quality ceramic cookware. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Chocolate & Zucchini. It’s Confession Tuesday and I have one to make: I don’t really like spinach. On my early twenties’ quest to rediscover and fall...

French Crêpes Recipe

Buy Clotilde's latest book, The French Market Cookbook! February 2 is La Chandeleur (Candlemas), a holiday that welcomes the first signs of spring. In France, it is traditionally celebrated by making crêpes, with a variety of superstitious little tricks to bring happiness and prosperity upon your household. One of those tricks involves holding a...

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