It's Christmastime in France and host Sarah Sharratt is adapting to what the French eat this time of year: seafood. A seafood-themed dinner starting with some local caviar and finished off with a meringue tower will make this holiday dinner extra special. While the menu is about embracing the new, Sarah tries to maintain some Christmas traditions from her childhood growing up in America. The Christmas menu includes: Caviar with Creme Fraiche Blini, Seafood Platter, Swiss Meringue Tower with Pomegranate and Passion Fruit and Mulled White Wine.
It's the local truffle season, and host Sarah Sharratt is excited to get her hands on one of these prized fungi to see what the fuss is all about. She prepares a truffle-packed dinner featuring Truffled Brie, Champagne Risotto with Truffles, Beef Tenderloin with Perigord Truffle Sauce and Chocolate Truffles.
Host Sarah Sharratt dives into the French love of oysters, visiting the windswept Atlantic coast. Sarah gets a hands-on lesson in oyster harvesting and places a bid at the famous fish auction in Arcachon. A stop in at St. Emilion to pick up some white wine is the last stop before Sarah heads home to prepare a sea-inspired meal of Fish Ceviche Lettuce Wraps, Raw Oysters, Grilled Oysters and Limoncello Granita.
Join host Sarah Sharratt as she begins her culinary adventure in rural France. She visits a traditional festival that celebrates all things mushroom and gets put to work at her local cheese maker. With the kids away, Sarah prepares a date night menu for her husband that includes a Cream of Cepe Mushroom Soup, a Provence-inspired Roast Chicken with Lemon, Artichoke and Peppers, and mini Pear and Ginger Cakes.
A trip to a prehistoric cave site with drawings dating back 20,000 years gets host Sarah Sharratt thinking about the earliest hunters and gatherers. Inspired by this trip, Sarah hosts a barbecue party for her visiting family and new French friends. She prepares Dry Rubbed Bison Roast, BBQ Beef and Boar, Farro and Roasted Vegetable Salad, Bob's Chimichurra Sauce, and Cherry Clafoutis.
Something as simple as a family picnic has an elegance in France. Host Sarah Sharratt's picnic menu consists of Egg and Goat Cheese Filo Tarts, Spaghetti Frittata, Strawberry Lemonade and Strawberry Cobblers in a Jam Jar. Sarah also visits a goat cheese maker in the famous cliffside village of Rocamadour, and helps with a strawberry harvest in a local greenhouse.
Spring has arrived in France and host Sarah Sharratt is hosting friends for a seasonally-inspired lunch. Sarah loves to indulge her guests with French classics and the spring menu is sure to please: Benoit's Duck Pate, freshly-picked White Asparagus with Gribiche Sauce, and a Creamy Lemon Posset. Lucky for Sarah, there is a food adventure behind each dish.
Sarah Sharratt explores the modern food scene in Paris and sets out to better understand how Parisians eat. From food markets to luxury food shops, a private dinner party to a private cooking lesson with the city's hottest chef, Sarah leaves no cocktail unmixed or pastry uneaten in her gastronomic quest.
Host Sarah Sharratt visits a local walnut farm and nut oil press, using these versatile nuts to make a Walnut Ravioli in a Cream Sauce, a Rolled Leg of Lamb with Walnut and Arugula Stuffing, and a Walnut Tart with Butterscotch Sauce inspire
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