Author Archives: Kerry

BASTILLE GIVEAWAY! Enter to win a free copy of Ina Garten’s Barefoot in Paris

Normally in my giveaways, I give away a new cookbook.  But this week, in honor of Bastille Day, I’m giving away a favorite cookbook: Barefoot in Paris, by Ina Garten.  The book is beautiful to look at, full of color-saturated … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Candy

RECIPE: Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae Profiteroles

Welcome Daily Candy visitors!  I am beyond thrilled today that DailyCandy is featuring French Revolution in its national edition–in time to get us all ready for Bastille Day next Thursday.  In the DailyCandy newsletter and on the website, you can … Continue reading

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Categories: 60 Minutes, Chocolate, Desserts, Easy, Eat, Frozen, Fruit, Pastry, Recipes, Vegetarian
 

Let Them Eat Candy: Part 2

RECIPE: Black Forest Croque Monsieurs

Croque Monsieurs are the French ultimate grilled ham and cheese sandwiches.  I use nontraditional smoked Black Forest ham, Gruyère cheese that bubbles and melts and oozes, and a simple béchamel sauce spiked with hot Dijon mustard and heady nutmeg.  Traditional … Continue reading

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Categories: 15 Minutes, Bread & Butter, Cheap, Easy, Eat, Sandwiches
 

Let Them Eat Candy: Part 3

RECIPE: Frozen Kir Royale

I grew up thinking that the Kir Royale was the height of sophistication.  Crème de Cassis, a black currant liqueur, topped with champagne.  How very elegant!  My version is, I like to think, younger and edgier: small scoops of black … Continue reading

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Countdown to Bastille Day

To know me is to know I love Le 14 Juillet.  I am religious in my observation of the occasion, because I simply love, when I’m not in France, wishing or pretending that I was.  Two years ago, I ushered … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Herbes de Provence Seared Steak

RECIPE: Herbes de Provence Seared Steak

If you’re looking to grill on Bastille Day (that’s next Thursday!), look no further.  This recipe, from French in a Flash a few weeks ago, is just about the best grilled steak I’ve ever had.  Inexpensive, but super-tender, beef tenderloin … Continue reading

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Categories: 30 Minutes, Easy, Eat, French in a Flash, Main Courses, Meat, Recipes, Series, Watch
 

The Secret Ingredient (Ginger Jam) Part II: The BEST Take-Out Style Ginger Shrimp

RECIPE: Ginger Shrimp

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. There is nothing like Chinese shrimp—or, at least the shrimp you get in American Chinese restaurants. They have the lightest crispy coating on the outside, and then that thick, flavors-from-all-directions sauce that clings … Continue reading

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