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French in a Flash: Penne with Piment d’Espelette

RECIPE: Penne with Piment d'Espelette

Get the whole story on Serious Eats. The way things become trendy—when something that’s always been there is suddenly on everyone’s lips—always surprises me. Take argan oil from Morocco: Something my grandmother used to use on both her salads and … Continue reading

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Obsessed with Cassoulet

We rented a house in Saverdun, a tiny little town less than an hour from Toulouse.  In the distance were the Pyrenees, and all around were these rolling hills like you see in picture books and fairy tales.  There were … Continue reading

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Categories: Restaurants, Toulouse, Voyages
 

The Secret Ingredient (Mango Chutney) Part III: “Tandoori” Mango Salmon

RECIPE: "Tandoori" Mango Salmon

Get the whole story on Serious Eats. What I love about mango chutney, which is made from raw, green mangoes, is its balance of sweet and sour.  It tastes distinctly of both sugar and of vinegar.  I love the way … Continue reading

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Categories: 15 Minutes, Cheap, Easy, Eat, Fish, Main Courses, Recipes, Series, The Secret Ingredient
 

Franglais: Carrot and Celeriac Slaw

RECIPE: Carrot and Celeriac Slaw

Get the whole story at The Huffington Post. This recipe is a hardcover.  Which sounds a little bit strange without explanation. A few months ago, I bought a Kindle.  And I buy Kindle books avidly.  But only the ones I … Continue reading

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Loving French Fast Food…and Toilets

There’s something to be said for a sit-down meal at a fancy French restaurant.  Now’s not the time to say it.  I’ve been on the road, and I’ve been eating street food.  And it’s the funnest thing about eating in … Continue reading

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Categories: Provence, Toulouse, Voyages
 

French in a Flash: Simple Carrot Salad with Mustard and Walnuts

Get the whole story on Serious Eats. A reader on my blog wrote that her favorite dish in Paris was a simple carrot salad.  And I knew just the kind she was talking about.  In France, they sell pre-shredded carrots … Continue reading

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French Finds: Special K, Feuilles de Chocolat Noir

RECIPE: My Must-Have Shopping Stops in France

Eating out in France is definitely something to write home (or blog) about.  But I get even more excited when I’m here about buying “my products”.  That includes orange flower Le Petit Marseillais body wash, spray bottles of organic argon … Continue reading

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Categories: Côte d'Azur, Finds, Paris, Provence, Voyages