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  • Menu

    Bistro Burger Menu

    Forget the bun—the only bread you'll want near these these bistro-inspired burgers is a warm, crusty baguette.

  • Chicken with Vinegar and Onions

    Chicken with Vinegar and Onions (Poulet au Vinaigre)

    In my experience, a poultry sauté is one of the most overlooked techniques in French cooking. It’s easier than pan-frying and more elegant than a stew. A sauté refers to…

  • Recipe

    Braised Lamb Shanks with Garlic & Vermouth (Souris aux Aulx)

    The inspiration for my recipe comes from Richard Olney’s Simple French Food, where the shanks and garlic are cooked with nothing more than a bit of water. I’ve updated Olney’s…

  • Recipe

    Beef Stew with Red Wine & Carrots (Daube de Boeuf aux Carottes)

    Very simply, a daube (pronounced dohb) is a red-wine-based beef or lamb stew. This type of dish has countless flavor permutations, of course, but the most famous (and my favorite)…

  • How-To

    Bistro Cooking at Home

    Call up a few friends and settle in for a casual dinner of braised lamb shanks, rustic beef stew, or a saucy chicken sauté

  • Article

    Bistro Classics

    French comfort food to warm up the coldest nights

  • Article

    Top Ten Bistro Potatoes

    What better to pair with hearty bistro braises, roasts, and steaks than potatoes? We've assembled our favorite potato side dish recipes, including Golden Russet Potato Gratin, Potatoes Fondantes, Smooth & Silky…

  • Menu

    A Winter Bistro Dinner

    Braised lamb shanks star in this hearty French meal which includes a white bean purée and a lemon tart.

  • How-To

    Enjoying Duck Confit

    Many people have seen duck confit on bistro menus, but not too many cooks, in the States anyway, have made it at home. This is a situation I hope to…

  • Article

    Wine Pairings for Bistro Food

    Bistro food’s bold flavors need full-bodied, simple red wines

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