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Working Girl Dinners: Cheapskate Spaghetti

RECIPE: Cheapskate Spaghetti

I just moved into a new apartment in London with Mr. English.  And I’ve been doing a lot of what I call “apartment cooking.”  I don’t have all my pots and pans yet, the kitchen’s small, and frankly, I just … Continue reading

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Franglais: Black Bruised Berry Meringue Mash

RECIPE: Black Bruised Berry Meringue Mash

There are times for frilly, doily-edged tarts.  For desserts that come after a meal and before you stop eating.  That is not what I want right now. Now, I feel like something so naughty, I will grin about it and … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Dijon Mustard) Part 1: Perfect Vinaigrette

RECIPE: Perfect Vinaigrette

Get the whole story on Serious Eats. You can be as fancy as you like in the kitchen, but if you don’t know the basics, you’ll never get anywhere.  And one basic I have been working on for a long … Continue reading

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Sunday Brunch’s Tuna Bruschetta

RECIPE: Simple Tuna Bruschetta

I love Sunday brunch.  Either way.  See, sometimes I go out to one of those long, occasionally boozy brunches at some trendy little hotspot with friends.  I always get something salty with bacon, and get extremely indulgent.  Other times, I … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Penne with Piment d’Espelette

RECIPE: Penne with Piment d'Espelette

Get the whole story on Serious Eats. The way things become trendy—when something that’s always been there is suddenly on everyone’s lips—always surprises me. Take argan oil from Morocco: Something my grandmother used to use on both her salads and … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Mango Chutney) Part III: “Tandoori” Mango Salmon

RECIPE: "Tandoori" Mango Salmon

Get the whole story on Serious Eats. What I love about mango chutney, which is made from raw, green mangoes, is its balance of sweet and sour.  It tastes distinctly of both sugar and of vinegar.  I love the way … Continue reading

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Franglais: Carrot and Celeriac Slaw

RECIPE: Carrot and Celeriac Slaw

Get the whole story at The Huffington Post. This recipe is a hardcover.  Which sounds a little bit strange without explanation. A few months ago, I bought a Kindle.  And I buy Kindle books avidly.  But only the ones I … Continue reading

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