Entertaining

Our Seven Favorite Christmas Cakes

Would a holiday gathering still be preserved in the annals of family history without a sideboard laden with a gracious bounty of homemade sweets?...
A Taste of Julia Child’s Paris

A Taste of Julia Child’s Paris

When Julia Child moved to the City of Light with her husband, Paul, in 1948, she discovered French cuisine—an experience that not only kindled...

Ethereal French Meringues

Something truly magical happens when frothy egg whites meet glistening sugar. Whipped to glossy perfection, these humble ingredients unite to form airy confections that...
Five Hostess Secrets for Creating a Summer Tablescape

Five Hostess Secrets for Creating a Summer Tablescape

Tabletops donned with breezy linens, fragrant blossoms, and cherished antiques are the site of countless cheerful summer moments. Under the tutelage of FrenchGardenHouse curator...
A Feast of Wine & Roses

A Feast of Wine & Roses

The waning sunlight of an early October evening calls for an elegant alfresco dinner, where candles burn brightly, setting faces aglow amid the companionable...
Herb-Crusted Pork Chops

Herb-Crusted Pork Chops

For a hearty main course, plate succulent Herb-Crusted Pork Chops atop a generous portion of Autumn Vegetable Rice. Ground mustard, dried cranberries, roasted butternut...