Recipe: Brie Fritters with Spiced & Stewed Black Cherries

by olivia hoffman
Photo by Clay McLachlan

It’s the season of comfort food, and we are most certainly indulging. For our American readers, it is also time to plan the Thanksgiving menu – and we have the perfect appetizer for you.

In our November/December magazine, we feature plenty of delicious recipes that are ideal for the seasonal gatherings accompanying the final months of the year. One of this edition’s recipe collections presents five delicious dishes from the new comprehensive cookbook written by professional chefs and instructors at a French culinary school, The Complete Book of French Cooking.


Designed for use as a home cooking class, this essential guide to French cooking will help anyone brush up on culinary tips and technique. Then, readers can use their newly developed skills to compose the exquisite French recipes included in the book. In the magazine, we treat you to a taste of what this culinary bible has to offer, serving up a few options that are sure to “wow” your holiday guests.

For a little sample of what you can look forward to in the magazine and the book, try your hand at these decadent brie fritters served with a black cherry reduction spiced with anise, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla bean. A sweet and savory surprise, this is a unique and fabulous way to present French cheese at your next dinner gathering.

To see more recipes from The Complete Book of French Cooking, get a copy of the November/December 2023 edition of the magazine here or you can purchase the full book here.

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