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Avocado and Tomato “Canapé” Toasts

RECIPE: Avocado and Tomato "Canapé" Toasts

I just made these for dinner from some scraps lurking in my fridge.  So good and buttery and summery fresh.  Perfect with pinot grigio.  Delish.

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Carla-Bayle

Carla-Bayle is one of those places that is way better than it should be.  A tiny hilltop town, with a weird name.  I didn’t even want to go.  But neighbors had said it was fantastic, and I lost my say … Continue reading

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The Recipe for the Perfect Labor Day Picnic

RECIPE: Crispy Soft-Shell Crab Sandwiches

Admittedly, I did mine a day early, which I why I have the recipes to show you.  My best friend and her fiancé and my parents and I all sat out on our terrace before heading out into the torrid … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Provençal Sablés

RECIPE: Provençal Sablés

When I took Air France’s navette shuttle plane from Nice to Paris last month, I was enchanted. The male flight attendant paid me almost medieval-level chivalrous courtesies. Women traveled with dogs on leashes and in the laps, as they ate … Continue reading

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Carcassonne and Castelnaudary

I want to finish telling you all about my trip to Toulouse before I forget it all.  One day, we drove to Carcassonne.  It was a pretty far drive, but driving there is a bit like the main event.  The … Continue reading

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Franglais: My French Filet-Of-Fish

RECIPE: My French Filet O Fish

I love burgers.  But I hate myself afterwards.  What feels good in the act always leaves me feeling sick, full, and out of control.  So I consider my love of fish sandwiches, fish burgers, I call them, to be a … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Dijon Mustard) Part 3: Filet Mignon with Mustard Butter

RECIPE: Filet Mignon with Mustard Butter

I think, since Dijon mustard is a French invention, that it’s only appropriate to use it in a French preparation.  Steak with butter.  Genius.  Tender, but firm, meat, dripping in rivulets of melting cream-sweet, soft butter, that contrasts but complements … Continue reading

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