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My name is Marc J. Sievers and I am a cookbook author, entertaining expert, and savvy home cook with a passion for sharing my expertise, know-how, and ideas for savvy cooking, entertaining, and style.  I have created my website with the aim of giving you an inspirational and useful place to learn and find new and fresh ideas for your own cooking, entertaining, and style!

Read the latest on La Vie Piquant

La vie piquant—the spicy life!   Every day is filled with “piquant” moments that are pleasantly stimulating and exciting to the mind.  Whether in the form of food, style, design, love, entertaining, or any other inspiring idea or tangible object, we should find the joyand a little spicein what we make of life.  And to make it all the more sweet and divine we should celebrate and share!  I try to do just that hereread on!

Explore my cookbook Entertaining with Love—Inspired recipes for everyday entertaining

In the hardback second edition of my first cookbook Entertaining with Love you will find 240 pages of beautiful photographs and inspired recipes for everyday entertaining, as well as kitchen tips and fabulous entertaining ideas.  I captured and shared the essence of my expertise to help you entertain with a delicious and elegant menu that is sure to impress your guests.  Throw an intimate themed dinner party, a casual brunch, celebrate an anniversary, or just share a grand time with close friends without stress or worry.  Entertain with confidence and easily elevate your event to a memorable one with my straight-forward and proven recipes and techniques.

Click here to order a signed copy!

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Now Available - Honey Lavender Milk Chocolate Truffles

Marc's signature truffles are now available for purchase!  These luxurious and delicate handmade truffles are made using only the finest, imported ingredients:

·      Belgian Milk Chocolate   ·   Italian Cocoa Powder

·      Aged Honey   ·   French Lavender   ·   Organic Cream

   ·   Fleur de Sel   ·   Gift box of 5 truffles   ·   Handmade in Chicago

To purchase or simply inquire, please call 312.344.3710 or email us!

Watch the latest From My Kitchen to Yours

Join me in my own home kitchen where I teach and explain with fun and easy-to-follow how-to webisodes that demonstrate and encourage you to be a savvy home cook and stress-free host! I share with you helpful cooking and entertaining tips and ideas that are always fun, and always delicious!

Series 4, Episode 2: French Bistro Vinaigrette

Last year I visited Paris, twice! I simply could not get enough of it, particularly so many of the little things that seemed incredible, and incredibly simple. One of the best examples was the simple vinaigrette dressing that was as ubiquitous in Paris bistros as baguette.

My consulting services, done with style!

Over the course of my 15 year career that has span Boston, New York, Las Vegas, Seattle, and Chicago, and with a dedicated focus on high-end styling, food, and entertaining,  I have learned that working with clients directly is always the most valuable and effective way for me to help make their dreams of stylish living and fabulous home entertaining come true!  From creating dazzling tablescapes, planning intimate dining experiences, evening cocktail parties, special occasion soiree's, and so much more, I have honed my experience and knowledge to focus on in-home services that turn even the smallest gathering into an unforgettable, personal, and lasting memory - all while never leaving your home!

Shop Watermarc – Art & Appetite

Together with my dear friend, and talented artist, Linda Marie Clark, we have created a line of occasion cards filled with timeless recipes and beautiful watercolors that are inspired by the moments in our lives when a sense of togetherness matters—regardless of being separated by space and time.  Each card has its own source of inspiration and sense of occasion.  Eat well, laugh often, and share the love.  My classic rustic recipes are brought to life with Linda's vibrant and stunning watercolor interpretations.  Explore the complete collection of Watermarc occasion cards!