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Crunchy Rigatoni with Rosemary, Garlic, and Parmigiano Reggiano

RECIPE: Crunchy Rigatoni with Rosemary, Garlic, and Parmigiano Reggiano

You know when there’s no food in the house? You’re working all the time and didn’t get a chance to go grocery shopping. Here in London, supermarkets are only open for a handful of hours, which I, being from New … Continue reading

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Amazing Creamy, Crispy Fennel Gratin Dauphinoise

RECIPE: Amazing Fennel Gratin

I have not forgotten the first time I, as a six year old vegetarian, stuffed my first bite of potato gratin Dauphinoise into my mouth at La Duchesse Anne near Woodstock, New York.  So memorable was the occasion, that I … Continue reading

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Sesame Seared Tuna with Soy Lime Noodles and Veggies for Two

RECIPE: Sesame Seared Tuna with Soy Lime Noodles and Veggies

This is quickly winning over the coveted place in my heart for Best Dinner for Two.  It has all the criteria: Superman speed, phenomenal taste, and it’s pretty guiltless. Just buy some good tuna and coat it with sesame seeds … Continue reading

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Crisp Haricots Verts Salad with Fresh Tomatoes and Garlic for a Meatless Monday

RECIPE: Crisp Haricots Verts Salad with Fresh Tomatoes and Garlic

My Mémé, my grandmother, makes the most amazing green beans.  In France, traditionally, vegetables are “well done”–soft, supple.  And Mémé’s green beans are the same–stewed with garlic and tomatoes à la Provençal until the green beans start to split at … Continue reading

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Easy Killer Swedish Meatballs and Smashed Potatoes with Gravy for Two

RECIPE: Easy Killer Swedish Meatballs with Smashed Potatoes and Gravy

Mr. English and I are still in what I call the Ikea phase of our lives—style without heavy investment—and we celebrate our home improvements with full Swedish meatball dinners whenever we hit the shop. Yes, I often do break down … Continue reading

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Whole Roast Trout Dinner with Potatoes and Asparagus for Two

RECIPE: One-Tray Roast Trout with Potatoes, Asparagus, and Herbs

In the summer, my family always grills whole fish stuffed with lemons and herbs until they’re charred and smoky and flaky and perfect. We serve them along with asparagus that’s crisped on the corner of the grill, and some boiled … Continue reading

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Tagliatelle with Provençal Red Pistou for a Meatless Monday

RECIPE: Tagliatelle with Provençal Red Pistou

In the south of France, everything is tagliatelle. I will never forget the first time I had this dish: June, a handful of years ago, outside at a table tucked away down a side alley in the little seaside town … Continue reading

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