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The Secret Ingredient (Turmeric): Maman’s Yellow Peas & Onions

RECIPE: Peas & Onions

My mother has been making these peas my entire life.  They are one of the dishes I call home ahead about.  “Mom, I’m coming home next week.  Will you make your peas and onions?”  I’m not sure why she makes … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Niçoise Panzanella Bread Salad

RECIPE: Niçoise Panzanella Bread Salad

Some people say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  Don’t reinvent a classic–it’s a classic because it’s perfect as is.  Which, is true.  But even though this panzanella is something of a reinvented Salade Niçoise or Pan Bagnat, I’m … Continue reading

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Working Girl Dinners: Spaghetti with Tobiko and Herbs (yes, that pasta with fish eggs!)

RECIPE: Spaghetti with Tobiko and Herbs

This is one of my favorite dishes of all time.  I got a ton of friends and readers telling me that they loved the Cheapskate Spaghetti.  This is like Cheapskate Spaghetti–goes to Japan. I was at the restaurant Basta Pasta … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Thick Celeriac Soup with Gruyère

RECIPE: Thick Celeriac Soup with Gruyères

The first thing that hits me about celeriac is the smell.  It’s like the forest floor and a cabbage patch and a grassy field all at once.  It is so intensely vegetal.  And let’s face it: few vegetables can tread … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Chipotle): Chipotle Ketchup

RECIPE: Chipotle Ketchup

Maybe I say this every month.  It’s very possible.  But Chipotle has been my absolute favorite Secret Ingredient to date.  Which may be why I’m doing five recipes instead of the usual three. Chipotles are smoked jalapenos.  But, they are … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Quick-Braised Young Leeks with Parmesan and Thyme

RECIPE: Quick-Braised Young Leeks with Parmesan and Thyme

Sometimes, for this column, I have a very distinct thing that I want to do.  Like, Celeriac Remoulade.  And then I pace and puff and pout my way around a supermarket, hunting for the celery roots that are never going … Continue reading

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Franglais: Onion-Ring Leeks

RECIPE: Onion-Ring Leeks

I always go for comfort food, but there are times when I want my vegetables to be a bit more stilettos than sweat pants. Enter the leek. The unsung heroe of French food.  Any stock, any soup, any sauce—should have … Continue reading

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