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empty nest

Man in the Kitchen: When Your Kids Leave the Nest

A father contemplates his future empty nest and recalls the home-cooked meals that fed his precious boys and fuels their shared memories.
Beef Bourguignon

Classic French Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Living in Paris, one of the classic French dishes I have always wanted to master is Beef (Boeuf) Bourguignon. Here's a stovetop adaptation of Julia Child's recipe.
Lentil stew

Warm Up With a Simple and Hearty Lentil Stew

When it's chilly outside, there's nothing more satisfying and belly-warming than a big bowl of steaming hot stew. Here's my version of a healthy lentil stew, which always leaves my two sons and my husband licking their bowls and asking for more.

Man in the Kitchen: Simple Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

This is a great meal you can crank out in less than 15 minutes. Prep: Pour wine. Music on. Cell phone off. Cooking has never been more real or joyous.
parallel lives

Man in the Kitchen: Can Parallel Lives Run on the Same Track?

How do two people living under one marriage make emotional ends meet when their careers operate on such separate tracks? And, does whipping up a decent risotto equal support?
Ken Carlton: Man in the kitchen

Man in the Kitchen: Insights On the Evolving Role of Men

Ever wonder what some men think about marriage, family and shopping for groceries and cooking? Meet Ken Carlton. He's INSPIRELLE's "Man in the Kitchen" sharing his personal insights and recipes in a monthly column for our section “Guy Talk”.
pastry schools in paris

Dream Jobs: My Journey to Becoming a Pastry Chef in Paris

Growing up, the Cordon Bleu was the holy grail of cooking schools. It was the school that had been around for more than 120 years, where my hero, Julia Child, had gone before changing the face of American cooking in the1950s. I thought of it in awe – about the French chefs barking out orders, the smell of butter, and pans flying about.
Le Merveilleux

Les Merveilleux: Indulge in a Dessert as Marvelous as Its Name

Aux Merveilleux de Fred is a "marvelous" dessert that lives up to its name. Cordon Bleu graduate Molly Wilkinson shows you how to make them at home!
man in the kitchen

Man in the Kitchen: A Well-Seasoned Proposal

It is the month of resolutions. If we cannot change the world, what might we do to improve ourselves? I aim to write a few more hours a day because I am at one with unfulfilled dreams. To write is to be hungry and that is a condition The Man in the Kitchen relishes.
French cookie recipe

Recipe: Sweeten Valentine’s Day with a French Cookie

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, make the day special with these delicious heart-shaped treats adapted from a classic French cookie recipe.