Bonjour! This week on Eat Your Words, host Cathy Erway is taking listeners to France along with guest Hillary Davis, author of the new book “Le French Oven.” A companion to the previously featured French Comfort Food, Le French Oven showcases authentic, tantalizing French recipes that can be created in the cocotte―the French version of a Dutch oven―in all of its sizes and shapes, from mini to large. Using various techniques such as braising, stewing, roasting, baking, stovetop, and frying, Le French Oven teaches how to create appetizers, soups, main courses, desserts, and more. Included is information about the major French made cocotte brands, and how to use them specifically to create fabulous recipes. Hillary goes on to explain that she wrote the new French volume to fill a need for the coterie of French cookbook fans and lovers of French food. This program was brought to you by Fairway Market.


“These are the original slow cookers.  French ovens – you heat up very slowly.  You’re supposed to gradually bring them up to heat and they retain heat much afterword.” [19:00]

“It’s the perfect oven – it’s close to the meat, it emanates this high heat. I get the most amazing, crispy outside and the meat is just beautiful.” [25:00]

–Hillary Davis on Eat Your Words