Lemon Thyme Crisps
Fresh ginger brightens the lemon-thyme flavor in these rich, crisp "biscuits." This recipe came to us from Anne Marie Lasher, an old friend and colleague from our White Dog Cafe days. Along with Stephen Wood, Anne Marie now owns Picnic, a terrific take-out cafe in West Philadelphia.
This new cafe item is easy to make at home using ingredients from your local farmer's market. Pair it with crusty bread and a glass of white wine for a satisfying summer supper.
Summer Yogurt Parfaits
Homemade jam, Metropolitan's granola and yogurt layer up to make the perfect parfait. A refreshing treat for breakfast, brunch or apres-beach.
Our lemon bars are a wonderful combination of sweet and tart. The crisp, buttery crust complements the tart filling.
Tuscan White Bean Spread
This healthy alternative to butter is most satisfying served warm on grilled or toasted bread and drizzled with a fruity, extra-virgin olive oil.
You don't have to be a master baker like Metropolitan's James Barrett to make delicious French-inspired delights at home. Here are several favorites—some savory, some sweet—adapted by James for the home chef.