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Dinner for Two: Hot Hot Hot Chipotle Steak Tacos

RECIPE: Fiery Chipotle Soft Tacos with Charred Scallions, Cilantro, and Avocado Cream

When cooking for two, and living as two, it’s important to keep the fire alive.  In other words, to keep things hot in the kitchen. As in, taco night.  Of course. Traditionally, for me, taco night was one of those … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Lighten Up Summer Zucchini Gratin

RECIPE: Fresh Zucchini Crumble

If there’s one thing I love about French home cookin’, it’s a gratin. But, gratins are pretty hard to justify.  Especially with the onset of summer.  Gratins and beaches mix about as well as oil and water.  That is to … Continue reading

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Dinner for Two: White Bean Shrimp Scampi on Grilled Garlic-Rubbed Bread

RECIPE: Grilled Garlic Bread with White Bean Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi. It may have sunk to diner fare, but then again, diners are kind of where you go to eat any kind of food you REALLY want. Nothing beats those jumbo, juicy shrimp, stewed in white wine with garlic … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Creamy Mussels with Sauce Roquefort

RECIPE: Mussels with Creamy Roquefort Sauce

My stepfather comes from Normandy, which I secretly love for the extremely selfish reason that it means I get to go to a whole different part of France, and eat.  To go where I ordinarily wouldn’t, and to eat what … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Seared Rare Niçoise Tuna Lettuce Cups

RECIPE: Seared Rare Tuna Niçoise Lettuce Wraps

Nothing makes me run for salad like the first sight of springtime sunshine. All I want are bright, light things that still fill me up after a day at the office. I love a classic, but a classic can be … Continue reading

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A Seriously New Column: DINNER FOR TWO, and Some Amazing Coconut Mussels

RECIPE: Coconutty Mussels with Ginger, Lemongrass, Chili, and Cilantro on Rice Noodles

Two weeks ago, sitting on a wooden bench under a leafy tree in a breezy London park, my boyfriend, known affectionately as Mr. English, turned to me and said, “Will you marry me?” I knew it was time for a … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Roasted Ratatouille Lasagna Napoleons

RECIPE: Roasted Ratatouille Lasagna Napoleons

There is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant in the southern French town of Aix-en-Provence, a little city famed for its quaint charm, fantastic shopping, “typique” markets brimming with olives and purple asparagus and rustic Provençal almond macarons, and leafy, shaded boulevards. The … Continue reading

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