Experience this holiday season with new and delightful baking adventures in France. Travel with us to the City of Light for a bûche de Noël roundup and explore the streets of Stasbourg’s Christkindelsmärik, where the season of cheer is celebrated with treats, gifts, and attractions. We also offer an inside guide to Jamie Schler’s Hôtel Diderot in the Loire Valley and Jane Bertch’s La Cuisine Paris, a cooking school like none other. From learning the ins and outs of baking with chestnuts to discovering the history of molasses cookies, this issue will have you wholly prepared for the holidays. In a hurry for fun festivities? Try our Fast-Fix Baking, where we showcase warm and easy-to-bake Spiced Chestnut Snowball Cookies. Up for the challenge? If you have more time for prep, look for our Mastering the Art of Holiday Baking, our step-by-step guide to tackling the busy baking season. Finally, get a firsthand look at the cookbook Smitten Kitchen Keepers, featuring two of Deb Perelman’s festive favorites.