Author Archives: Kerry

How to Feed the Fourth: A Round-Up of Easy, Delicious, and Maybe-a-Little-Bit-French Recipes for Independence Day

I look forward to the 4th of July all year.  It is, precisely, my second favorite holiday (between Thanksgiving and New Year’s).  When we are in Florida, we bring a picnic to the beach, and sit in the hot sand, … Continue reading

print this post Posted by Kerry | 3 Comments
Categories: Guides
 

Fresh Cod in a Paper Bag with Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Mint

RECIPE: Fresh Cod in a Paper Bag with Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Mint

Even when you’re cooking for two, even when it’s the middle of the week, even when you don’t want a whole fuss for dinner, you can make something that looks really fancy and French that at the same time is … Continue reading

print this post Posted by Kerry | 5 Comments
Categories: 15 Minutes, Cheap, Dinner for Two, Easy, Eat, Fish, Main Courses, Recipes, Series
 

Boursin and Gruyère Spinach and Artichoke Gratin Dip

RECIPE: Boursin and Gruyère Spinach and Artichoke Gratin Dip

London is a city of dinner parties.  I assure you they can get quite competitive.  And dinner party food in small city apartments is a very specific type of food: gasp-inducing, crowd-pleasing, and, this is a must, very simple to … Continue reading

print this post Posted by Kerry | 6 Comments
Categories: 15 Minutes, Appetizers & Hors D’Oeuvres, Bread & Butter, Cheap, Dips, Spreads, Preserves, Easy, Eat, For a Crowd, French in a Flash, Recipes, Series, Vegetarian
 

French Rev on VMAC & Cheese

I loved, loved, loved this profile on French Rev by the lovely and talented Victoria McGinley of VMAC & Cheese, a super-chic lifestyle blog with a real zest for all the best things in life.  Please check it out, and … Continue reading

print this post Posted by Kerry | Leave a comment
Categories: Finds
 

Hearty Tortellini Pasta e Fagioli

RECIPE: Hearty Tortellini Pasta e Fagioli

When I was growing up, there was an Italian dive half a block away on First Avenue.  The front was a pizza parlor, but to locals, the lesser-known back was Little Italy moved uptown (New York has long been a … Continue reading

print this post Posted by Kerry | 2 Comments
Categories: 15 Minutes, Cheap, Dinner for Two, Easy, Eat, Main Courses, Recipes, Series, Soup, Soup & Salad
 

Fall-Apart Lamb Braised with Mustard and Mint

RECIPE: Fall-Apart Lamb Braised with Mustard and Mint

Every other month I wait by my mailbox for my favorite magazine: Elle à Table.  I pay a small fortune to import it from France, but it’s worth every centime.  It’s full of all the glossy, chic, too-cool-for-school French recipes … Continue reading

print this post Posted by Kerry | 9 Comments
Categories: Easy, Eat, French in a Flash, Main Courses, Meat, Recipes, Series
 

Five-Spice Fried Calamari with Sesame and Lime

RECIPE: Five-Spice Fried Calamari with Sesame and Lime

My weeknight repertoire tends toward the healthy. Fish. Beans. Pasta is about as decadent as I usually go. And yet, sometimes, that just isn’t enough. Calamari is like an upmarket version of fish sticks. It’s both comforting and slightly elevated. … Continue reading

print this post Posted by Kerry | 2 Comments
Categories: 15 Minutes, Appetizers & Hors D’Oeuvres, Cheap, Dinner for Two, Eat, Fish, For a Crowd, Main Courses, Recipes, Series