Anne-Laure and Philippe Ligier are not your average Santa Fe chefs. The French couple moved to New Mexico a few years ago and opened a traditional French pastry shop called Clafoutis, named for a kind of French dessert made of flan and black cherries.
Clafoutis is now the most lauded French pâtisserie in all of New Mexico, and people come from all over to try their pastries, their crêpes, and their famous baguettes. In this episode of Cooking in America by Eater, hosted by Top Chef alum Sheldon Simeon, Philippe Ligier shows viewers how the sausage gets made… and by sausage, we mean bread, bread, and more bread. Expect a guest appearance from a tray of mille-feuille as well.
Listen to the story of the Ligiers and remember that incredible food can be found in unexpected places, and that trying a new restaurant or bakery is so much more than eating something new—it’s the chance to experience a little slice of a different culture from the comfort of your hometown.