Author Archives: Kerry

The Secret Ingredient (Dijon Mustard) Part 4: Moules Dijonnaise

RECIPE: Moules Dijonnaise

Usually, I only do three Secret Ingredient recipes per ingredient, but Dijon mustard is so up my alley, that I think I’m going to keep going. My apologies to those who have complained of a mustard allergy! I’m allergic to … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Niçoise Tuna Melts

RECIPE: Niçoise Tuna Melts

The Niçoise salad is such a classic, I can’t seem to stop reinventing it.  I was actually inspired to make this sandwich while thumbing through Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook, and reading about her tuna melt history at Jackson Hole—a chain of … Continue reading

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Franglais: Crispy Fried Boursin Cheese Balls

RECIPE: Crispy Fried Boursin Cheese Balls

I was hungry and grumpy (when are those two ever seen apart?) at the Nice airport a few weeks ago.  I couldn’t find a McDonald’s, so I figured it was high time I tried the other fast food in France: … Continue reading

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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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