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The Secret Ingredient (Parsley): Beurre Maître d’Hôtel

RECIPE: Beurre Maître d'Hôtel

Beurre Maître d’Hôtel, or the maitre d’s butter.  I’m not sure why it’s called that, but whoever the maitre d’ was, I’m glad he turned his hand to the kitchen.  Beurre Maître d’Hôtel is a simple French compound butter stuffed … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Pork Chops with Norman Cider Cream Sauce and Thyme

RECIPE: Pork Chops with Norman Cider Cream Sauce and Thyme

These days, living in London just a hop, skip, and a jump from the Channel, I’m milking my family in Normandy for all they’re worth.  Just don’t tell them I’m only visiting so I can get my hands on their … Continue reading

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Tapas-Perfect Spanish Roasted Red Pepper Salad with Garlic and Olive Oil

RECIPE: Spanish Roasted Red Pepper Salad with Garlic and Olive Oil

If you’re in the mood for Spanish tapas, which, as you can see from my recent posts, I certainly am, then add this salad on to the last post’s recipe for Shrimp with Green Sauce.  This is a really cool … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Parsley): So-Easy Shrimp with Green Sauce

RECIPE: So-Easy Shrimp with Green Sauce

This dish is very close to my heart. Before I was born (back in the seventies), my parents used to go to an old Spanish restaurant on the Upper East Side of New York called Malaga. It’s an old-fashioned place … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Old-Style Mustard and Rosemary Roasted Asparagus

RECIPE: Old-Style Mustard and Rosemary Roasted Asparagus

Mr. English loves asparagus.  And sometimes, love is making what the person you love loves for dinner.  I’ll admit–this dish isn’t much of a sacrifice.

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Lickety Split Spaghetti with Brussels Sprouts and Brown Butter

RECIPE: Lickety Split Spaghetti with Brussels Sprouts and Brown Butter

I just made such a good dinner, I had to share it with you in time for you back home to make it tonight.  I love Brussels sprouts.  This is such a simple dish: spaghetti tossed with shaved fresh Brussels … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Parsley): Spaghetti with Green Parsley Pesto

RECIPE: Spaghetti with Green Parsley Pesto

There are funky pestos out there, pestos where basil isn’t the star. Arugula pesto. Spinach pesto. I’ve even made a tarragon pesto. But I’ve never seen a pesto that has put parsley at center stage, and really celebrated what parsley’s … Continue reading

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