French Fruit Tart

French Fruit Tart

A classic fruit tart for summer built upon a pate sable tart crust, a velvety French creme patisserie/pastry cream, and fresh fruit of mixed berries, peach, and apricot. A gorgeous dessert any time of year! An Eye for Tarts I love tarts. If you look…

Paris-Brest with Summer Fruits and Creme Moussaline

Paris-Brest with Summer Fruits and Creme Moussaline

This classic Paris Brest is a ring of delectable pate-a choux that is filled with creme moussaline, a combination of creme patisserie and butter. Lots of butter. Topped with mixed berries and peaches to lighten up the Frenchest bite for summer in red, white, blue,…

Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin

As French as Apple Pie Even though The Storied Spoon prides itself on the history of food and recipes, I am not going to recant the age old tale of how the Tarte Tatin came to be, though I love a good story about two…

Burger Au Poivre

Burger Au Poivre

Ode to a French Turk This foodie short story is about the man of my house. His father is Turkish, and was born in Istanbul. His father came to New York and had a successful commercial photography business for many years. My boyfriend was born…