This a perfect dinner-party meal: chicken thighs or legs dusted in flour and roasted with shallots, lemons and garlic in a bath of vermouth and under a shower of herbes de Provence. They go crisp in the heat above the fat, while the shallots and garlic melt into sweetness below. (Photo: Grant Cornett for The New York Times)
Butternut squash and gruyère pithivier - olive magazine
Butternut squash and gruyère pithier - This take on a puff pastry pie is a smart vegetarian main course for a dinner party, or as a special family lunch. Layers of butternut squash mean that once cut open this French-style dish looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside with its decorative top. Serve with a green salad or seasonal veg.
Raclette Cheese is traditionally served by melting near the fire and served with Small Potatoes, Gherkins, Pickled Onions and Dried Meats. This semi-firm, cow's milk cheese comes from both the Swiss and French Alps.