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A Week of Poilâne

RECIPE: Crottin de Chèvre Salad

Mr. English led me on a walk through my still-new neighborhood yesterday, and lo and behold, I looked up to see…Poilâne.  If you don’t know Poilâne, it’s the superman of French bakeries, located on the rue de Cherche-Midi.  The selection … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Fall-Apart Lamb with Prunes

RECIPE: Fall-Apart Lamb with Prunes

When I was in Paris for my birthday a few weeks ago, I heard about the Bistrot d’Henri, a local-type bistro good enough to draw crowds from all over Paris, and well beyond, with homestyle French food at reasonable prices.  … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Honey): Honey-Thyme Roasted Pork Loin

RECIPE: Honey-Thyme Roasted Pork Loin

I hated honey growing up.  My mom used to make me eat it off a teaspoon as a kind of cloying cough syrup when I was sick.  But I’ll admit that I’ve acquired the taste, very strongly, for honey.  Whether … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Spaghetti with Pistachio Pistou

RECIPE: Spaghetti with Pistachio Pistou

This recipe is the brain child resulting from the marriage of a meal I had at Da Silvano (a seriously yummy meal I had about three years ago that I’m STILL salivating over) and the sheer volume of pistachio items … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Camargue Red Rice Salad

RECIPE: Camargue Red Rice Salad

A few summers ago, I spent a day in the Camargue, a part of France that had, for some reason, completely eluded my knowledge of the country.  Cowboys.  French cowboys, that ride around on snowy white horseback, in a flat … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Redux: Autumn Apple Sangria

RECIPE: Autumn Apple Sangria

Aside from my champagne toast, I don’t like to have straight wine with my Thanksgiving dinner.  I like just a touch of sweetness to cut through all the savory turkey.  And stuffing.  And potatoes.  And sprouts.  And beans.  Something bright … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Redux: Maple Cracker Jacks

RECIPE: Maple Popcorn and Peanuts

I love Cracker Jacks.  And they somewhat inspired this popcorn.  I bubble up maple syrup until it forms a caramel, and then toss it with air-popped popcorn and toasted salted peanuts.  I let it set and get sweet and crunchy, … Continue reading

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