Potato and Smoked Paprika Croissant
Croissants make great savory dishes as well as sweet. This one combines smoked paprika, potatoes and goat cheese to create a pastry that is both hearty and light, perfect for a winter brunch. NOTE: The dough is the most challenging part of this recipe, but once mastered it can be used for many other dishes as well. Best to read the entire recipe before beginning.
Our focaccia brings together savory herbs and garlic with the sweetness of late summer cherry tomatoes. The chives cook down to impart a wonderful onion flavor.
Short Rib Sandwich with Fermented Pickles
This sandwich brings together slow-roasted meat with tangy cheese, caramelized onions and homemade pickles. It's not quick, but it's worth the work. If you don't have time to make your own pickles, store bought koshers work just fine. (Reprinted from our most recent cookbook, "20 for 20.")
French Berry Rolls
Our famous French berry rolls sell out practically every day. Now, you can bake them at home. But be warned — to do it right, you'll need to create your own all-natural chef and white starter first. Not for novice bakers.
Portobello, Swiss Chard, and Goat Cheese with Walnut Pesto
This sandwich is filled with wonderful textures and flavors. The walnut pesto offers a quiet, underlying flavor to the sharpness of the goat cheese and the sweetness of the bell peppers. The portobello mushroom anchors the sandwich beautifully.
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.