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Camembert Fondue-in-a-Box with New Potatoes and Cornichons

RECIPE: Camembert Fondue-in-a-Box

I feel so lucky.  My favorite weeks of the year are my summer holiday in France, and here I am!  We drove our little rented diesel Peugeot into the medieval town of Issigeac in the Perigord for market day today; … Continue reading

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Fourth of July with Maille: Jambon Beurre Cornichon Tartines for Nibbling

RECIPE: Mini Jambon Beurre Cornichon Tartines

Mr. English and I have left our apartment in London.  We have a few weeks between jobs, and I feel like a real literary heroine from the late nineteenth century, on a true European tour.  But before we left our … Continue reading

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Lamb Shank Mechoui with Mina Green Harissa Fennel and Herb Slaw and Whole Wheat Citrus Couscous

RECIPE: Lamb Shank Mechoui with Mina Green Harissa Fennel and Herb Slaw and Whole Wheat Citrus Couscous

Most little girls grow up dreaming of the big white wedding.  I grew up dreaming of my henna.  The night before any good French-Moroccan girl’s holy matrimony, the whole wedding party gets together for what I have always described as … Continue reading

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Soy Ginger Eggplant and Sugar Snaps for a Virtuous Night

RECIPE: Ginger Soy Eggplant and Sugar Snaps

After six years, Mr. English and I are moving back to New York.  I thought this day would never come!  And now it’s coming so fast I don’t think I can my life together in time.  Instead of my original … Continue reading

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Grilled Sea Scallops with Mina Harissa-Butter Carrots

RECIPE: Grilled Sea Scallops with Honey-Harissa Carrots

Comfort food.  Indeed, I find comfort in almost all foods.  But I always say comfort food is the food of memory—of childhood holidays and snowy nights and starry summer evenings. It’s funny.  I, like so many people, have a mixed … Continue reading

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Double-Pea Lunch

RECIPE: Warm Pea Shoot Salad and Smashed Peas on Toast

It’s a bank holiday here in London–also known as Monday off.  It’s so like the prize in a box of Cracker Jacks.  You know it’s coming, but that still doesn’t take away from the surprising sense of cherish you have … Continue reading

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Maille’s Honey Balsamic Dijon Charbroiled Flank Steak with Rosemary

RECIPE: Honey Balsamic Dijon Charbroiled Flank Steak with Rosemary

My mother and step-father rent a little place in the south of France for a few weeks more summers than not, and Mr. English and I make a point to save up our vacation to spend it there with them.  … Continue reading

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