Author Archives: Kerry

All the Pretty Little Paris Meals

I just got back from a weekend in Paris–breathless! It seems a touch self-indulgent, and I certainly hope I don’t make any readers smug and miserable, but I had to share with you what I ate: Friday Warm white asparagus … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: The Best Lentil Soup with Thyme and Bacon

RECIPE: Lentil Soup with Bacon and Thyme

I love lentil soup. No other soup could ever take its place in my heart–not even the alluring scent and oozing hat on classic and decadent French Onion. And the position of the lentil in French cuisine, omnipresent and peasant-hearty, … Continue reading

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Categories: 60 Minutes, Cheap, Easy, Eat, French in a Flash, Recipes, Series, Soup, Soup & Salad
 

The Secret Ingredient (Sesame) Part II: Sesame Tenderloin Skewers

RECIPE: Sesame Tenderloin Skewers with Asian Dipping Sauce

  Get the whole story at Serious Eats. The sesame is a flowering plant grown in tropical regions. From the plant hang pods which house the tiny seeds we know and love. In my quest for sesame knowledge, I came across … Continue reading

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Categories: Appetizers & Hors D’Oeuvres, Eat, For a Crowd, Recipes, Series, The Secret Ingredient
 

The Secret Ingredient (Sesame) Part I: Super Sesame Hummus

RECIPE: Super Sesame Hummus

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. No secret ingredient to date has offered the opportunities of the sesame seed. It is a globetrotter, appearing on hamburger buns in California and bagels in New York. From halvah in North Africa … Continue reading

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Categories: 15 Minutes, Appetizers & Hors D’Oeuvres, Eat, For a Crowd, Recipes, Series, The Secret Ingredient, Vegetarian
 

French in a Flash: Quatre Épices Candied Nuts

RECIPE: Quatre Épices Candied Nuts

Be sure to check out this week’s French in a Flash column over on Serious Eats for one of my favorite recipes: Quatre Épices Candied Nuts. Some of you may remember the fresh almond trees from my Papiers Provence from … Continue reading

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Categories: Appetizers & Hors D’Oeuvres, Desserts, Eat, For a Crowd, French in a Flash, Recipes, Series, Vegetarian
 

Lunch in Paris: A Review, with Recipes

RECIPE: Artichokes Vinaigrette

The truth is, I never read nonfiction. Fiction is more truthful. There is always some point in the last third of the book, some sentence, that boils the story down into the syrupy sap of truth, and the book hits … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Pissaladière Pasta

RECIPE: Pissaladière Pasta

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. This dish is sacrilege. Pissaladière is a sort of pizza, with a nest of sweet, burnished onions overlaid with a harlequin pattern of crossed anchovies and olive studs, atop a focaccia-like dough. Sicilian-style slices … Continue reading

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Categories: 30 Minutes, Cheap, Easy, Eat, French in a Flash, Main Courses, Recipes, Series, Sides, Starches