300: Plat du Jour – French Dinners Made Easy w/Susan Herrmann Loomis
Monday February 1, 2021

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France, food, seasonally fresh produce.

American expat cookbook author Susan Herrmann Loomis has just released a new cookbook and it is good. Deliciously good. Plat du Jour: French Dinners Made Easy was just released on January 12th, and I excitedly welcomed it into my cookbook library.

Today, Susan returned to join me on the podcast to talk about her new cookbook. Sharing the inspiration for the book, the history of the phrase Plat du Jour, recipes to enjoy during the middle of winter, much more along with another Petit Plaisir that will remind us all how powerfully delicious waiting for something delicious can be.

Be sure to tune in to the audio version wherever you enjoy listening to podcasts, and below you will find links mentioned during our conversation. A tremendous thank you to Susan for joining me from Paris and whetting our appetites for delicious French food.

The first recipe tried and enjoyed from Susan’s cookbook – Curly Endive Salad with Hot Bacon and Goat Cheese (I substituted escarole for the endive). So good!

~The Simple Sophisticate, episode #300
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7 thoughts on “300: Plat du Jour – French Dinners Made Easy w/Susan Herrmann Loomis

  1. Thank you Shannon for a wonderful podcast I listened to it with the pouring rain here in the background in Tsawwassen,BC Canada in the background..I have ordered a copy of Susan’s cookbook ..so looking forward to it’s Wednesday arrival. Thank you so much for the introduction to her cooking.

    1. Thank you for tuning in Judi. What a lovely day and moment to tune in! Thank you for the description of the rain. It can be so soothing. ? I think you will enjoy and find delicious, simple, French recipes throughout her cookbook. Susan is always a wonderful guest as she shares so much to learn from and give a try that piques my Francophile predilections. Tickled she could join the podcast again.

  2. I have her cookbook. What a treat. Listening to your podcast now … how special to hear both of you as I glance through the pages of the magnificent cookbook.

    1. Thank you for tuning in Sherry. ? Such a great cookbook. I think it may be my favorite of hers, and that is hard to do as I love In a French Kitchen (so much so, it is very, very ingredient decorated ?).

  3. Thank you Shannon. Congratulations on reaching 300. What a lovely podcast. Susan is such a lovely lady and it was such an enjoyable conversation. I am so glad to learn that she does not like the use of the word left overs .I also dislike it .You probably won’t remember but a while ago I commented about it. I always go for the plat du jour when lunching out. You know that it will be delicious and reasonably priced. Bon appetit.

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