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The Recipe for the Perfect Labor Day Picnic

RECIPE: Crispy Soft-Shell Crab Sandwiches

Admittedly, I did mine a day early, which I why I have the recipes to show you.  My best friend and her fiancé and my parents and I all sat out on our terrace before heading out into the torrid … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Provençal Sablés

RECIPE: Provençal Sablés

When I took Air France’s navette shuttle plane from Nice to Paris last month, I was enchanted. The male flight attendant paid me almost medieval-level chivalrous courtesies. Women traveled with dogs on leashes and in the laps, as they ate … Continue reading

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Franglais: My French Filet-Of-Fish

RECIPE: My French Filet O Fish

I love burgers.  But I hate myself afterwards.  What feels good in the act always leaves me feeling sick, full, and out of control.  So I consider my love of fish sandwiches, fish burgers, I call them, to be a … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Dijon Mustard) Part 3: Filet Mignon with Mustard Butter

RECIPE: Filet Mignon with Mustard Butter

I think, since Dijon mustard is a French invention, that it’s only appropriate to use it in a French preparation.  Steak with butter.  Genius.  Tender, but firm, meat, dripping in rivulets of melting cream-sweet, soft butter, that contrasts but complements … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Campanelle with Eggplant Caviar

RECIPE: Campanelle with Eggplant Caviar

One thing (one of the many things) I love about France is the way the French Frenchify everything that they can’t already lay claim to.  Last week on my blog, I wrote about how the French have even managed to … Continue reading

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From the Working Girl Vault: Rare Sesame Seared Tuna

RECIPE: Sesame Seared Tuna

This video was shot back in Florida.  More London videos to come in October! I have a bone-deep weakness for anything that looks hard but is confidentially easy.  In food, in fashion, in any part of life.  It gives me … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Dijon Mustard) Part 2: Warm Green Bean Salad with Shallots and Mustard

RECIPE: Warm Green Bean Salad with Shallots and Mustard

Okay, so strictly speaking, this recipe does not use Dijon mustard. But if we change this month’s ingredient to Mustard from Dijon, then this still counts. These green beans make use of old-fashioned mustard (moutarde à l’ancien) from Dijon, and … Continue reading

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