Laura Calder takes time to savor the little things in life and in the kitchen, creating a whole tray of small pleasures: perfect Petit Fours; dreamy Powder Puffs; chewy Canneles; and warming Lait de Poule.
Exploring her exotic side, Laura Calder puts a twist on some basic ingredients, creating Brown Butter Fish; Roasted Cumin Carrots and Chickpeas with Olives; Coconut Lime Flan; and Ivan's Asian-inspired Oysters.
Laura Calder presents a budget-conscious menu of Buckwheat Crepes with a Savory Tomato Topping; a light and airy Souffled Spinach Omelette; earthy Cream of Lentil Soup with Sausage Croutes; and a simple Red Cabbage Salad.
Revisiting a few favorite recipes from her grandmother, Laura makes a Savory Swiss Chard Tart; an Old-Fashioned Blanquette de Veau with Vichy Carrots; and mellow Slow-Baked Honey Wine Pears.
Life shouldn't be casual all the time. Showing how easy it is to dress up a menu, Laura Calder makes succulent Braised Quails with Wild Mushrooms, Chevre and Walnut Tartlets, Pumpkin Mousse and Savoy Cabbage Ribbons.
Laura Calder creates a menu of comfort food -- hearty Pork Belly and Lentils; peppery Gingered Watercress; soft Baked Apples; and, for a snack, Savory French Toast.
Laura Calder makes a menu worth slowing down for -- Brandade Cakes with Caramelized Peppers and Tomatoes, Pommes de Terre a La Boulangere, Rhubarb Water, Slow Lamb with Baked Provencal Tomatoes.
Laura Calder gets creative in the kitchen making divine Moelleux au Chocolat with Caramel Sauce.
Paying attention to all the fine details, Laura Calder makes a birthday lunch for a friend. On the menu, bright Summer Tomato Soup; an elegant Stuffed Guinea Hen served on a Watercress Salad with Grapes and Almonds; and, for dessert, a creamy Gateau Succes with Peaches.
Laura Calder creates an effortless yet delicious menu for those days when you need a little break: shredded Basil Beef and warm Baby Potatoes in Olive Oil with Fleur de Sel; classic Ratatouille; grilled Aioli Artichokes; and a cool drink of Better Than Citron Presse.
Laura Calder gets together with friends to share a classic Sunday lunch. Starting with an elegant Consomme; rustic Boeuf en Croute with Green Beans, Hazelnuts and Creme Fraiche on the side; and, for dessert, Bombe Glacee, a very 19th century showy molded ice dessert.
For a perfect buffet-style summer meal, Laura Calder prepares delicious Hot Pernod Mussels; a magnificent Poached Trout with Mascarpone Lemon Cream; a healthy Pea, Fava and Asparagus Tumble; and a spongy Angel Cake topped with Fresh Berries.
Laura Calder prepares an easy, ego-boosting menu of French classics like earthy Boeuf Bourguignon