Cookbook giveway – The French Kitchen Cookbook by Patricia Wells

The French Kitchen Cookbook


We’re very pleased to be able to offer 10 free copies of a new cookbook by one of the legends of the culinary field, Patricia Wells. Her new book,  French Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Lessons From Paris and Provence, has its basis in her famous cooking school in Provence.  We had a chance to discuss her passion for food and delight in teaching students – you can read her insightful comments here. 





In her discussion, she shares her most important rules for students. To win one of the cookbooks, just post a comment below answering the question posed in her first lesson, How to Begin:

I tell them to sit down and make a list of the ten things they most love to eat. It may be French fries or a lemon tart. A perfect puff pastry or chocolate cake. I suggest the list be varied (not all desserts, please). Then, as though you are a pianist learning to play a piece of music, you cook, cook, cook!–practice that first recipe until you feel you have mastered it, or at least have made it taste as good as you think you can at this point. Then move on to the second recipe on the list, and so on. By the time you have reached the tenth recipe, you will have a basic repertoire. Then, of course, make another list of ten and continue the process.”

So we’ll pose the same question – though you don’t have to list 10 items: What is the one thing you most love to eat? 

Additional rules are:

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  • The giveaway will expire in 4 weeks on November 19, 2013.

This contest is now closed.  The 10 lucky winners are hillsboroks, nicolepellegrini, dyand, merstar, dibrims, Queezle_Sister, pennoxfordgrad, DJM, AndieG52, and TeaLady.

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  • maricbz  on  October 22, 2013

    Pasta al pesto!

  • Queezle_Sister  on  October 22, 2013

    A bacon-lettuce-tomato sandwich — and all its variations. This recipe, though, I only practice during July-Aug-Sept , the peak heirloom tomato season where I live.

  • pipinita21  on  October 22, 2013

    I love French cuisine… Veggies, lots of veggies!!!

  • sbeagle  on  October 22, 2013

    Perfectly seared scallops would probably top my list.

  • rlmiller  on  October 22, 2013

    One thing? Just one? Carrot soup topped with dill or a sprinkling of curry powder; or maybe a kale and potato pizza topped with parmesan; or maybe shrimp in a zesty tomato sauce over fresh pasta; or maybe . . .

  • sisterspat  on  October 22, 2013

    Love anything with tomato and basil, can't get enough. This may sound strange, as I am for the most part vegetarian, but I sometimes crave a good sausage/meatball and mash potato.

  •  on  October 22, 2013

    I love homemade onion soup made with Julia Child's recipe, of course.

  • veronicafrance  on  October 22, 2013

    Jane Grigson's Springfield Pear Cake — officially the Best Dessert Ever. It's an upside down cake with caramelised pears and ginger — so gorgeous my moth waters just thinking about it.

  • GillB  on  October 22, 2013

    The National dish of every country

  • wester  on  October 22, 2013

    It does depend on my mood, of course – sometimes a simple green salad, or a few roasted nuts, can be exactly what I want to eat.
    But a definite favorite of favorites is roasted chicken, using the Zuni cafe recipe.

  • cpauldin  on  October 22, 2013

    dark chocolate, always. For comfort food- spicy mac & cheese shepherd's pie, using the Dinosaur BBQ recipe. For late night- pasta with a little oil and butter.

  • decklededges  on  October 22, 2013

    I love to eat chocolate chip cookies. The more, the better.

  • Miquette  on  October 22, 2013

    Ohhh, pork tinga tacos with plenty of chipotle and homemade guacamole!

  • Gio  on  October 22, 2013

    The one thing I most love to eat is Baked Stuffed Lobster. A full-blown no holds barred jam packed seafood stuffed bonanza of briny buttery shrimp, scallops, crab and lobster meat . Embellished by crumbled Ritz crackers with chopped parsley and tarragon. Gilding the lily with melted butter, lots of it. This is the only dish that makes me want to swoon.

  • vinochic  on  October 22, 2013

    a good crusty baguette with lots of stinky cheese! (and of a course a glass of wine)

  • kbennall  on  October 22, 2013

    This is…really hard. Could be a perfect hamburger, or a perfect salad with toasted seeds, pickled onions, and beets. Or a bowl of ramen with marinated soft-boiled eggs. Or really fresh nigiri. But sometimes pulled pork is what I most want. And sometimes I just want a crumbly aged Gouda with a dark Belgian beer and crispbread. Don't make me choose!

  • Cotonqueen  on  October 22, 2013

    Well, sounds like Gio and I share the same peapod. I would concur with that description of baked stuffed lobster, with the touch of Ritz!!

  • Susan_F  on  October 22, 2013

    Cakes ๐Ÿ™‚

  • prpost  on  October 22, 2013

    I feel like I should actually make a list of 10 things and make them all… Potential items on that list: Chicken Tikka Masala, Barbacoa Tacos, Calzones, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Spaghetti and Meatballs. Ok, I'm hungry…

  • dbielick  on  October 22, 2013

    I agree with rlmiller – one thing? Impossible. Great homemade pasta, dim sum, brick oven pizza, short ribs, lemon meringue pie, sticky toffee pudding …

  • KarinaFrancis  on  October 22, 2013

    This changes frequently but my current "cant get enough of it" food is taosted sourdough bread, drizzed with olive oil, topped with roasted tomatoes crushed into the bread and finished off with some fried halumi cheeze. YUM!

  • PatriciaAnn  on  October 22, 2013

    A garlicky calzone of mostly ricotta cheese and a little mozzarella stuffed with mushrooms and spinach served with a side of sauce.

  • sir_ken_g  on  October 22, 2013

    Lamb shank

  • ellabee  on  October 22, 2013

    Chiles rellenos (baked, not fried), or pretty much any dish that combines chile, egg, and cheese.

  • PatJ  on  October 22, 2013

    BLT sandwich

  • robinorig  on  October 22, 2013

    It's funny, I was just thinking about this question this morning but more in terms of the eating. It's impossible to choose one thing and my moods change, but top on my list would be fresh oysters on the half shell (which, of course, there is no recipe for other than obtaining the freshest & most delectable oysters!), Caesar Salad, Moroccan Tagines of all sorts, melt in your mouth sablés, tuscan olive bread, shrimp stuffed with crabmeat, banh mi sandwiches, cassoulet, babka, …. I could keep going…

  • chawkins  on  October 22, 2013

    I love to eat, so it is difficult to name just one item. But for breakfast, I'd like a chocolate croissant. For lunch, a piece of in season fruit: peach in the summer, orange in the winter. For dinner, an entree featuring some type of protein, lobster is probably on top of the protein list.

  • Sally  on  October 22, 2013

    Like many, my list can vary quite a bit, but overall fish and seafood are favorites. Especially clams, King crab, sea urchin, oysters, tuna, salmon roe and mackerel.

  • kayanelson  on  October 22, 2013

    Rice, rice and more rice. Risotto, paella, fried rice. All kinds of rice dishes.

  • sgump  on  October 22, 2013

    My mother's Pennsylvania Dutch cheesecake with a zwieback crust and NO lemon zest: the cream-cheese-and-egg filling is flavored with almond extract, and the sour-cream topping is flavored with vanilla extract. A thin sliver of this delight requires no garnish at all.

  • vickster  on  October 22, 2013

    Good crusty French bread, hard quality cheese. And a bottle of red wine wouldn't hurt!

  • ckbkaddict  on  October 22, 2013

    Really, just one? Only because I made it recently… homemade pizza with smoked salmon, crème fraiche, goats cheese and slivers of red onion. Delicious and easy.

  • Yarnia  on  October 22, 2013

    It is tough to be selective but I love Salmon on onion, carrot in foil, sautéed spinach, gnocchi, Molten chocolate lava cake

  • Soccermom  on  October 23, 2013

    Ah, this is a hard one. Only one thing? I would say my mother's pies, made with wild berries and leaf lard crust….her crust was so good it could make you weep……

  • jaelsne  on  October 23, 2013

    Apple tart with ice cream!

  • Kerrey  on  October 23, 2013

    So many good things to eat, but my number 1 is tiramisu!

  • Gigi1118  on  October 23, 2013

    I love Italian food…Nutella hazelnut mousse.

  • srushton  on  October 23, 2013

    Are you asking me to choose a favorite CHILD, Lindsay? ๐Ÿ™‚ This is almost as hard. But I'm going to go with smoked bacon. Love it plain. Love it in anything and on everything.

  • raposweber  on  October 23, 2013


  • Chiara  on  October 23, 2013

    Bruschetta (with lightly stewed tomatoes) – works as a snack or a side for a meal, and quite frankly any time of day, even breakfast like Spanish pan con tomate.

  • lotuschick  on  October 23, 2013

    A bowl of pasta made with seasonal ingredients. If the season is winter, then pantry staples like anchovies and canned marzanos take center stage.

  •  on  October 23, 2013

    I love to cook and eat seasonal foods. Coq au vin in the fall, beef Bourgogne in the winter, lemony risotto with aspergus in the spring.

  • drengr  on  October 23, 2013

    I love spicy…..Kung Pao Shrimp

  •  on  October 23, 2013

    Chocolate pot de creme

  • scarlettchef  on  October 23, 2013

    Peking Duck with pancakes and plum sauce. I'd happily eat the whole duck! Tried making an authentic version many years ago. It was a great success, but tooke 3 days to make! Don't think I'll bother again.

  • jenniesb  on  October 23, 2013

    Anything with passionfruit, but especially a vanilla bean sponge cake with passion fruit mousse, white chocolate buttercream, and a passion fruit curd glaze

  • pennoxfordgrad  on  October 23, 2013

    Sauteed veal sweetbreads… mmm.

  • tcjanes  on  October 23, 2013

    Right now it would be the homemade authentic sourdough bread I've been experimenting with-great toast!

  • dyand  on  October 23, 2013

    One of my favorite dishes is a butternut squash & chorizo risotto; however, I used to be horribly intimidated by risotto & would make the baked risotto from Patricia Well's "Trattoria". It was yummy!

  • icywit  on  October 23, 2013

    Fried dough.

  • hihelen_westbrook  on  October 23, 2013

    Proper Beijing kaoya with the skin so crisp it shatters. Dribbling at just the thought.

  • AndieG52  on  October 23, 2013

    Pain au chocolat and gateau basque.

  •  on  October 23, 2013

    Coq au vin!

  • ecasey830  on  October 23, 2013

    A ripe Camembert and French baguette!

  • TrishaCP  on  October 23, 2013

    Pizza and blue crabs (any preparation).

  • LFallon  on  October 23, 2013

    Being a 'kiwi' of course it is roast lamb , cooked long and slow so that it is impossible to carve in neat slices but just falls off the bone.I know you said just one thing but with the lamb-golden crunchy roast potatoes!

  • mballmann  on  October 23, 2013

    Korean red-bean filled donut

  • Aggie92  on  October 23, 2013

    A really good, crusty baguette with Gruyère cheese and red wine to wash it down. And or dessert, my Oma's apple strudel.

  • Rinshin  on  October 23, 2013

    There is no such thing as one thing. That includes drinks as well. It all depends on my mood and that depends on time of season and where I'm at. To answer one thing only is foolish at best for me.

  •  on  October 23, 2013

    I love corned beef and smoked fish.

  • merstar  on  October 23, 2013

    Deep dark chocolate.

  • Diabolical_DrZ  on  October 23, 2013

    Never one thing. When I was a child all I'd eat was peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch. I still like a good one.

  • lilham  on  October 24, 2013

    I'm craving oven baked rice and spaghetti at the moment. Maybe it's the weather.

  • DJM  on  October 24, 2013

    Today it's tortellini in brodo-watched a TV show set in St. Louis -the Hill-and it remined me of the incredible chicken broth.

  • madamepince  on  October 24, 2013

    Cheese — but I don't need to cook that! Bread & butter? Or maybe risi e bisi? So many choices!

  • Grywhp  on  October 24, 2013

    Macaroni and cheese…but pizza is a close runner up.

  • Waderu  on  October 24, 2013

    Roasted vegetables

  •  on  October 24, 2013

    The favorite thing to eat is so hard to choose – but a chanterelle mushroom comes to mind……and carmelized shallots with soft warm goat cheese…..chassagne montrachet white burgandy to sip and simmer…..with roasted chicken, spinach or chard….deep red cherries…….and well we would have to have some bread for dipping up the sauce just created….and ..more cheese….fig jam….and valrhona chocolate ……tres delicious!!

  • nicolepellegrini  on  October 25, 2013

    Picking just one is so hard, but my mind went immediately back to my grandmother's lasagna. I love a perfectly made lasagna with a rich and hearty meat sauce and baked until just getting a little crispy at the edges of the pan.

  • pkeibel  on  October 25, 2013

    A tasting menu of Oysters

  • trudys_person  on  October 25, 2013

    Lemon Meringue Pie! Still working on perfecting that one!

  • labbieb  on  October 25, 2013

    I love a good spaghetti bolognese…such as Marcella Hazan's!

  • meggan  on  October 26, 2013

    A clean cold oyster from my own oyster farm.

  • pgarcia  on  October 26, 2013

    When you asked me what my favorite food was when I was five, I always answered PIZZA! Fast Forward 40ish years and my answer is still the same – I love good pizza!

  • NancyBW  on  October 26, 2013

    My all-time favorite is a tomato sandwich. The tomato is fresh from the garden, the bread is white (either homemade or Arnold's or Pepperidge Farm) and the mayo is either homemade or Hellman's.

  • TheSpicedLife  on  October 26, 2013

    Toss up between chocolate (so predictable I know but so true) and som tom (Thai green papaya salad).

  • Beckiemas  on  October 27, 2013

    I truly love tofu… It's so versatile, delicious and nourishing. But in public I tend to keep that to myself lest I am viewed as a cliche vegetarian…

  • hillsboroks  on  October 27, 2013

    I love soup! I find that I am always drawn to recipes that give a new twist to an old favorite or that use seasonal ingredients that I am trying to make use of. It is such a comfort food and after making homemade soups I find it is almost impossible to enjoy the canned soups I liked as a child. One of the ways I judge a potential cookbook purchase is to flip to the soup section and see what it has.

  • jlh39  on  October 27, 2013

    I love any kind of bread – especially good biscuits and cornbread.

  • boardingace  on  October 27, 2013

    Me – homemade ice cream; my husband – Polish sausage ๐Ÿ™‚

  • pokarekare  on  October 28, 2013

    Having just spent a month in France, I had so many wonderful meals that I couldn't possible single one recipe out. So I'll choose something I didn't eat while there but is always a favourite – a classic onion tart!

  • Ladyberd  on  October 28, 2013

    Homemade pappardelle with bolognese – comfort in a bowl!

  • rtaptos  on  October 28, 2013

    A wonderful lobster roll with fresh Maine lobster!

  • notknapping  on  October 28, 2013

    Pasta Gorgonzola!

  • TippyCanoe  on  October 29, 2013

    My favorite food combination is parmesan, walnuts, and honey.

  • ae.bell  on  October 29, 2013

    Keylime pie!

  • missyvanee  on  October 30, 2013

    Cheese cake!

  • lmalter  on  October 30, 2013

    Hard to pick one- but my favorite would be crispy pork belly

  • CapeCodCook  on  October 30, 2013

    I'm not the only one here, but for me, it has to be PIZZA as well. If I hd to choose just one thing. Pizza can encompass so many flavors and textures.

  • porsini  on  October 30, 2013

    Homemade pappardelle with roasted tomato sauce

  • infotrop  on  October 30, 2013

    very cold fresh lobster with homemade mayo and lemon

  • alicebrody  on  October 30, 2013

    Risotto,arugula,a summer tomato sandwich,Scottish smoked salmon, wild strawberries, while peaches,and great red wine. Lots of other things as wel, hard to restrict to ten.

  • JoanN  on  October 30, 2013

    Hey, Gio. No fair. That's what I was getting ready to type. Baked stuffed lobster a la Jasper White. Although I make it with just crab. And for the past year or so, Beef with Cumin. I don't know what's gotten into me. I make it maybe twice a month and I'm still not sated.

  • deborahm  on  October 30, 2013

    Patricia's penne risotto….I love it and so does everyone else!

  • Smuz90  on  October 30, 2013

    Pasta in any shape and sauce!

  • kklemz  on  October 30, 2013

    a good seasoned pasta dish!

  • LeePicard  on  October 30, 2013

    potato, pasta, mushrooms, artichokes, kalamata olives, fresh fish, eggs, cheese, roast chicken with garlic and paprika, coconut

  • ljskop  on  October 30, 2013

    Cranberry raisin orange tart…

  • babacookies  on  October 30, 2013

    braised chicken, lamb or veal, and desserts without chocolate

  • ttalone  on  October 30, 2013

    I most love to eat vanilla bread pudding with caramel sauce!

  • Breadcrumbs  on  October 30, 2013

    Since you asked for a "thing" vs a dish, I'd have to say cheese. I never tire of cheese.

  • Fiveh  on  October 30, 2013

    really good dark rich rum or single malt whiskey soaked, christmas fruit cake laden with authentic dried fruits and nuts ( no glace or candies fruit) with a slice of so old it crumbles cheddar cheese. Savoured, slowly, aromas textures and taste melting together in your mouth. Heaven.

  • Maryann  on  October 30, 2013

    Bread in anyway, shape or form.

  • lstrassman  on  October 30, 2013

    roast chicken

  • Addiesmom  on  October 30, 2013

    Risotto, asparagus and mushroom. There is something very comforting about this email, I broke my knee cap a few weeks ago and when I was able to make this again I felt so much better.

  • gregdconsulting  on  October 30, 2013

    Chocolate chip cookies. I modify the ingredients or just make the Toll House recipe, every time it is just a little different.

  • smccandless  on  October 30, 2013

    What ever I just ate may be my most favorite. We just had wonderful Alaskan halibut with pesto, that I defrosted from fall harvest, along with the last of our beets. I had the chance to cook with Patricia Wells in Provence, and my biggest takeaway was to taste and select the very best ingredients. I still try not to head to the market with a recipe in mind, but vice versa. Thank you PW. You took my cooking to a new level with a simple learning. YUM!! PS: My mother laughed when I told her about "mise en place", a fab cook in her own right, she said she taught me the very same long ago….Thanks, Mom!

  • bmallie  on  October 30, 2013

    A lemon tart!

  • jane nmi  on  October 30, 2013

    Since I live on the west coast I would have to say a Maine lobster roll.

  • amyrinco  on  October 30, 2013

    One thing? Oy! Maybe a traditional pizza margherita. Scrummy – my new favorite word thanks to EYB!

  • biblioholicbeth  on  October 30, 2013

    True Jamaican Jerk Chicken.

  • hopefulau  on  October 31, 2013

    Dutch Kroketten

  • jaxmiller  on  October 31, 2013

    Creme Brulee – really unfair since I'm lactose intolerant but if I know its a good one I'll suffer for it.

  • Katemo60  on  October 31, 2013

    Anything savoury. WAY too hard to choose just one thing. Mediterranean, Asian, European, you name it !!! Love it all !!

  • aargle  on  October 31, 2013

    Ooh that's a tricky one – fresh pasta with a slow cooked Ragu, fresh mudcrab on fresh white bread with a squeeze of vinegar, homemade strawberry ice cream and sour dough with butter, obviously not all at the same sitting. I could go on.

  • gunung  on  October 31, 2013

    Chicken with Tarragon vinegar, from Patricia Wells' Bistro Cooking! My husband cooks this all the time, for everyday cooking and also for dinner parties. It is simple and scrumptious.

    We have three of this author's cookbooks and will certainly buy this one if I don't win it, so thanks for letting us know about it.

  • hwbookworm  on  October 31, 2013

    Anything with taramatsalata or mentaiko (both cod roe pastes)

  • JHEverett  on  October 31, 2013

    Calves liver with butter and sage, wilted spinach and sauté potatoes

  • Rudy1215  on  October 31, 2013


  • Isis  on  October 31, 2013

    Dim sum!

  • jd5761  on  October 31, 2013


  • dsterner  on  October 31, 2013

    I love slow cooked (but not necessarily in a slow cooker) stews with multiple complex flavors that have blended together after hours of cooking. I just bought a doufeu and am looking for recipies for it!

  • CStone  on  October 31, 2013

    I'm a grits girl. I like shrimp and grits. I make grits and gravy along with ham left over from Thanksgiving and Easter and serve with tomatoes and toast.

  • kimk  on  October 31, 2013

    Ice cream! Specifically vanilla, coconut, or black licorice.

  • Peter  on  October 31, 2013

    My love is bread. I make artisan breads. A crusty loaf made with a biga that's been left to ferment a couple of days is true heaven. I've developed a rye/pumpernickel bread that is also very good. Once the techniques for making exceptional bread have been mastered, then I tend to go to the sweet breads.

  • Gorge_us  on  October 31, 2013

    Usually, anything spicy. But on a cool, rainy day like today, creamy chicken pot pie with a buttery, flaky crust is calling to me!

  • Lizwizz  on  October 31, 2013

    Salmon. Poached in a delicious broth or grilled with garlic, dill, olive oil and lemon

  • debhall  on  October 31, 2013

    A good roast beef with gravy and mashed potatoes — the perfect Sunday dinner.

  • DKennedy  on  October 31, 2013

    The one thing I most love to eat is a well made baguette slathered with butter.

  • Thaichile  on  October 31, 2013

    My #1 food drug is pizza followed by pork especially the chop and a great winter braise.

  • Talulah  on  October 31, 2013

    My favorite things to eat, not at the same time and in no particular order, are bone-in pork roast with roasted potatoes, sour cherry pie, rhubarb anything, homemade caramels, and linguini with my mom's spaghetti sauce & meatballs. Mmm.

  • stockholm28  on  November 1, 2013

    roquefort cheese on some crusty bread!

  • kalex426  on  November 2, 2013

    A warm bowl of a tomato bisque soup seasoned with fresh herbs, so simple and very comforting, Mmm.

  • patsylu  on  November 2, 2013

    Nothing is more satisfying than toast.

  • Adrillew  on  November 2, 2013

    Avocado with or without prosciutto drizzled with olive oil, garlic, and fresh herbs

  • PinchOfSalt  on  November 2, 2013

    A slice of homemade bread, still vaguely warm from the oven, with a crackling crust and the toasty wheat flavor that comes from an overnight fermentation. It doesn't need the butter.

  • wkmc57  on  November 2, 2013

    I will have to really think about my top 10 list. I love cooking anything that my family loves and appreciates! Comfort food.

  • ballen  on  November 2, 2013

    Cheese … a nice soft brie will do!!

  • Pollyalida  on  November 2, 2013

    Fresh picked juicy strawberries, tree ripe peaches, especially small ultra sweet donut peaches. Perfect tomatoes in a wonderful fresh salsa. Stopping now, I am so missing summer already.

  • annieski  on  November 3, 2013

    Scrambled eggs with truffles, good bread and butter, delicate pasta, homemade tomato sauce, mushrooms

  • Kathleen  on  November 3, 2013

    Short ribs braised in red wine… But also a perfectly grilled steak, or French onion soup, or dacquoise…

  • BarbaraM48  on  November 3, 2013

    Really excellent butter on French bread,ripe tomatoes with fabulous olive oil,moussaka,and pate.

  • Rosesrpink50  on  November 3, 2013

    Anything with avocado!

  • CCF4  on  November 4, 2013

    Oh my….hard question….love leg o' lamb, chocolate croissants, cinnamon rolls, steel cut oatmeal, garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus, fresh peaches with pound cake, and…. oreos!

  • krobbins426  on  November 4, 2013

    One thing? This time of year I would have to say pumpkin. Pumpkin butter, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin pasta, pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread. I'm going to try some pumpkin polenta.

  • WhatAnne.eats  on  November 4, 2013

    Simply can't stop at one so it's 10 … Anything with black or white truffles; zabaglione; rhubarb and strawberry crumble; shakshuka; perfectly cooked fillet steak with salad leaves; roasted root vegetables; wild garlic pesto; fruit scones (hot from the oven); slow braised lamb shoulder; my Mum's queen of puddings. The list could go on and on ….

  • louie734  on  November 5, 2013

    Today my top 10 list starts with snickerdoodle cookies. But that's only because it's fall. I think I have a different answer for every season, maybe every month… no, every week. Ok, every day. You caught me.

  • Kimberly62  on  November 5, 2013

    Good quality Tallegio cheese on a triscuit
    French Onion Soup
    Good Aged cheddar with fresh thyme on a triscuit
    it is hard to pass up anything made with the best ingredients

  • RobinCR  on  November 5, 2013

    A piece of fresh fish, lightly seasoned and broiled in butter. Think the scene in Julie & Julia when Julia first arrives in Paris and is eating in a French resturant for the first time.

  • dibrims  on  November 6, 2013

    I love to eat what I call "Bottom Up" food, rather than "Top Down" food.
    Bottom-Up food begins with a quality, fresh ingredient (i.e. a chicken or a particular vegetable) the flavor of which is then simply enhanced in the cooking process but not over-powered- it is still essentially about the main ingredient. Top-Down food is the antithesis of this, when the dish becomes essentially about particular seasonings and sauces that have been added to the main ingredient, overpowering it. French and Italian cuisines are examples of the Bottom-Up way of eating that I like.

    Oh yes, and anything made with yeast, preferably sweet. One followed by the other, now you are talking.

  • Coddington  on  November 9, 2013

    My favorite comfort foods are first: light and fluffy gnocchi with a browned butter and sage sauce and second a simple roast chicken with herbs and lemon.

  • CorvetteGuy  on  November 10, 2013

    A large bowl of pasta with Marcella's bolognese sauce. Would be my last meal!

  • foodywarrnambool  on  November 11, 2013

    Bar-B-Que anything…

  • AndreaMeyer  on  November 12, 2013

    A perfect spaghetti carbonara. Homemade pasta of course.

  • tasteslike  on  November 12, 2013

    Sea urchin roe, fresh from the water.

  • DelishDi  on  November 13, 2013

    Pasta (x10). All shapes and forms, with any kind of sauce and meat. I adore pasta!

  • book_cook  on  November 14, 2013

    dark chocolate!

  • rivergait  on  November 14, 2013

    How about short ribs long-braised with simply 1 bottle of Guiness Stout, over polenta. For non-recipes…a Honey Crisp apple cut into wedges and smeared with chunky peanut butter.

  • Hilaryvu  on  November 14, 2013

    a toasted sesame bagel with cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers and onion.

  • crandall57  on  November 15, 2013

    Fresh pasta with meat sauce. Comes out different, but still delicious, every time. Once that's mastered, you've got the basic skills for lots of recipes.

  • schusterkc2  on  November 15, 2013

    Homemade Pizza!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Evie  on  November 15, 2013

    "Love to eat" for me = comfort, so that would be toast with butter and cinnamon sugar.

  • Zosia  on  November 15, 2013

    Fresh pasta with a simple but good tomato sauce.

  • TeaLady  on  November 16, 2013

    Indian Cuisine. Love all the spices. And chocolate!!

  • TDowdy  on  November 16, 2013

    Leftover lasagna. Or turkey and stuffing the day after Thanksgiving.

  • Clove  on  November 16, 2013

    Poached chicken – so silky and delicious and versatile!

  • danceofhealth  on  November 16, 2013

    So many things…and yet, always avocado…simply and plain with so many things…or simple guacamole – served with many things.

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  November 16, 2013

    So hard to narrow it down to one thing – so many cuisines, so many ingredients. OK, one thing I do love is fresh pineapple. Once I cut into it I find it hard to stop eating it.

  • kath  on  November 16, 2013

    I love a perfectly grilled (medium rare) tenderloin steak.

  • Longviewlarder  on  November 16, 2013

    Produce from the Farmers Market, prepared and cooked simply to retain maximum flavour and freshness, for example stuffed courgette flowers, dipped in a light batter, gently fried and eaten as they come out of the pan – the sunshine of Provence in a delicious mouthful!

  • Blacey  on  November 16, 2013

    I love Maine lobster with butter and lemon

  • Megoola  on  November 16, 2013

    Chicken fried steak with cream gravy and mashed potatoes!

  • rhelune  on  November 17, 2013

    It's easier to list 10 items than one: roasted potatoes, yellow string beans polonaise, chocolate-vanilla cake, hummus, seitan steaks, rice with furikake, potato goulash, guacamole, pasta-avocado-chickpea-tofu feta salad, bean stew.

  • Rebelgirl  on  November 17, 2013

    Beautiful bread. There is nothing more heavenly on earth.

  • monkfish  on  November 17, 2013

    Coq au vin!

  • nikkihughes78  on  November 18, 2013

    Marmite and cheese on toast!

  • JaneC  on  November 19, 2013

    It's a tough call between bread and chocolate, but if I was forced to choose, I'd choose bread. Never met a bread I didn't like.

  • JCBaldassare  on  November 19, 2013

    Cheese! But if it needs to be something cooked–soup. Any food in soup form is wonderful.

  • Naomikmc  on  November 19, 2013

    Salad Niçoise, great bread.

  • mamuller  on  November 19, 2013

    Warm apple dumpling baked in a cinnamon syrup served with cold heavy cream. The pastry is half crisp half soft and the contrast of hot syrup and cold cream is a delight for the senses. It's my ultimate comfort food dessert!

  • betsycooks  on  November 19, 2013

    It's hard to name only one thing but at this time of year I crave raw oysters. I can never get enough.

  • Gunnygoo  on  November 19, 2013

    Bread would have to be my all-time favorite food to eat. I would search a nice fresh champagna with a soft brie and melted butter. And an arugula salad with red onions and garlic-roasted sirloin strip steak, thinly sliced.

  • Sarabclever  on  November 19, 2013

    Anything with cheese!

  • Alleycat  on  November 19, 2013

    Gelato. But only in Italy, at a sidewalk cafe ๐Ÿ™‚

  • tdawn62  on  November 20, 2013

    So many foods I love, but always bacon and chocolate.

  • Jane  on  November 21, 2013

    This contest is now closed. The 10 lucky winners are hillsboroks, nicolepellegrini, dyand, merstar, dibrims, Queezle_Sister, pennoxfordgrad, DJM, AndieG52, and TeaLady.

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