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French in a Flash: Soft-Shell Crab Meunière

RECIPE: Soft-Shell Crab Meunière

Sole Meunière is one of the giants of deliciousness in French cuisine.  I think it’s the dish that Merrill Streep moons over rapturously in Julie and Julia.  And for good reason.  Thin, slightly crisped fillets of sole soaked in lemony … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Chipotle) Part 1: Red Hot Chipotle Slaw

RECIPE: Chipotle Slaw

I am having an addiction problem with this slaw. I just can’t get enough. I’m already a sucker for any kind of Tex-Mex or California slaw. The stuff that’s piled on fish tacos. But this one is smoky, and super … Continue reading

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Working Girl Dinner: Tuscan Steak with Rosemary White Bean Mash

RECIPE: Tuscan Steak with Rosemary White Beans

I got a bunch of requests this week for a steak recipe that doesn’t include a grill.  A good idea now that we’re seriously out of summer.  I love steak, but I won’t be braving the January snows for it. … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Easy Awesome Eggplant Tian

RECIPE: Easy Awesome Eggplant Tian

Discovering eggplant tian is like sending the man you love out for a makeover, and then having him return ten times more handsome than he was to begin with.  Eggplant Parm is wonderful.  I’ve been eating it since I was … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Dijon Mustard) Part 4: Moules Dijonnaise

RECIPE: Moules Dijonnaise

Usually, I only do three Secret Ingredient recipes per ingredient, but Dijon mustard is so up my alley, that I think I’m going to keep going. My apologies to those who have complained of a mustard allergy! I’m allergic to … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Niçoise Tuna Melts

RECIPE: Niçoise Tuna Melts

The Niçoise salad is such a classic, I can’t seem to stop reinventing it.  I was actually inspired to make this sandwich while thumbing through Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook, and reading about her tuna melt history at Jackson Hole—a chain of … Continue reading

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Franglais: Crispy Fried Boursin Cheese Balls

RECIPE: Crispy Fried Boursin Cheese Balls

I was hungry and grumpy (when are those two ever seen apart?) at the Nice airport a few weeks ago.  I couldn’t find a McDonald’s, so I figured it was high time I tried the other fast food in France: … Continue reading

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