Celebrating the fine fruit of the olive tree, Laura Calder creates an entirely olive feast, starting with Olive and Nut Tartines; followed by tender Halibut poached in Olive Oil with Pureed Squash; tasty Olive Potatoes; and a sweet and juicy Olive Oil and Red Grape Cake.
Laura Calder prepares healthy, simple French dishes that aid weightloss: hearty Poule au Pot; nutritious Tizza soup; luxurious Halibut en Papilotte; fresh Orange Sections in Syrup with chewy Candied Zest; and Laura's fast slimming tactic -- Carrot Cabbage-Fennel Slaw.
The perfect thing for special occasions is chocolate. Laura Calder makes a magical Chocolate Cream Cake; a double-decker Chocolate Tart; a decadent Chocolate Framboise; and Chocolate Crepes stuffed with bananas and cream.
Laura Calder prepares her favorite French-style traveler's food; slow-cooked Potatoes and Pork Chops; cheesy Cauliflower Gratin; boozy French Onion Soup; creamy Quiche Lorraine; and satisfying Baguette Sandwiches. All good, homey meals that make "getting there" half the fun.
Laura Calder demonstrates how French food expresses itself in Canada by making a savory Tourtiere; juicy Blueberry Grumble; fluffy Maple Mousse; comforting Soupe aux Pois; and Ployes, buckwheat griddle cakes.
Laura Calder reveals how a meatless meal is as French a feast as any, with a layered Tomato and Aubergine Gratin; earthy Shepherd's Pie with mushrooms; nutty Lentils with Walnuts and Goat Cheese; and caramelized Roasted Beetroot.
Laura Calder prepares for dinner outdoors with friends and a menu perfect for picnics: French-style Tabbouleh; Piedmont Eggs with anchovies, tomato and garlic; citrusy Lobster and Grapefruit Salad; Green Bean Salad with Shallot and Toasted Almond; and a high-sided rustic Cherry Tart.
Laura Calder throws a dinner party where everything on the menu is stuffed! A savory Stuffed Cabbage; basil and tomato Stuffed Peppers; vegetable-stuffed Tied Fish; sweet and sticky Stuffed Prunes; and butter and pistachio Stuffed Figs.
With a group of girlfriends coming to dinner, Laura Calder makes classic Lemon Scented Madeleines; syrupy Strawberries macerated in Orange Juice; satisfying saute of Tarragon Chicken; crisp Flattened New Potatoes; succulent Shrimp with Garlic and Basil Oil served with Pan-Fried Fennel.
Laura Calder recreates her favorite French reunion food to share with her brother and his wife: zesty Lemon Asparagus Risotto; Lamb slowcooked in a colorful Ratatouille; summery Strawberry Gallette; and an easy bubbly aperitif.
Inspired by the flavors from the southwestern part of France, Laura Calder prepares dinner for a friend. To start, Oysters on the half shell with Pickled Shallot; followed by slowly-simmered Milk Pork; golden Roasted Squash with Thyme; crispy Duck Fat Potatoes; and a delectable Prune and Apple Croustade.
Laura Calder crafts a garden feast for an old friend with a green thumb, serving colorful Tender Baby Vegetables; juicy Herb-Crusted Lamb Cutlets with Accordion Potatoes; crisp deep-fried Zucchini Blossoms, a salad topped with Nasturtiums; and finishes with a lemony Couer a la Creme.
The flavors of salt and pepper lead the way for Laura Calder as she makes a moist and flaky Fish in a Salt Crust; Steak seared on a bed of Sea Salt; peppery Eggs Basquasie, a Duck Breast coated in a light green-peppercorn sauce; and Salt and Savory Biscuits.
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