Onion soup topped with melted Gruyère cheese . . . sizzling pepper-coated steak paired with crisp French fries . . . the upside-down apple tart known as tarte Tatin. Classic bistro dishes like these reflect the philosophy of simple, honest cooking that impressed Chuck Williams when he first traveled to France over 50 years ago. And they're easy to prepare at home, as you'll discover with the recipes featured here. Hearty and comforting, these time-honored favorites are meant to be enjoyed with a bottle of wine, good friends and lively conversation. Bon appétit!