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Let Them Eat Candy: Part 3

RECIPE: Frozen Kir Royale

I grew up thinking that the Kir Royale was the height of sophistication.  Crème de Cassis, a black currant liqueur, topped with champagne.  How very elegant!  My version is, I like to think, younger and edgier: small scoops of black … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Herbes de Provence Seared Steak

RECIPE: Herbes de Provence Seared Steak

If you’re looking to grill on Bastille Day (that’s next Thursday!), look no further.  This recipe, from French in a Flash a few weeks ago, is just about the best grilled steak I’ve ever had.  Inexpensive, but super-tender, beef tenderloin … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Ginger Jam) Part II: The BEST Take-Out Style Ginger Shrimp

RECIPE: Ginger Shrimp

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. There is nothing like Chinese shrimp—or, at least the shrimp you get in American Chinese restaurants. They have the lightest crispy coating on the outside, and then that thick, flavors-from-all-directions sauce that clings … Continue reading

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Franglais: Burrata with White Peaches

RECIPE: Burrata with White Peaches

Get the whole story on The Huffington Post. I’ve been feeling restless. In that soul-churning kind of way, where you don’t even want to stand on one foot for too long. Sitting down for a prolonged plate of pasta is … Continue reading

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Greek Feast on MyRecipes.com

RECIPE: Greek Grilled Whole Fish

I was happy to be featured on MyRecipes.com this week, where I wrote about my favorite vacation meal, which, aside from every meal I’ve ever eaten in France, was the grilled bass I ate every single night I was in … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Provençal White Bean Dip

RECIPE: Provençal White Bean Dip

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. While in Napa recently, I found and loved a white bean dip at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon in Yountville, which came served with pain epi. It was creamy, mild, and mellow, but not bland … Continue reading

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Working Girl Dinners: Chicken Paillard Salad

RECIPE: Chicken Paillard Salad with Arugula, Fennel, and Apples

Looks pretty gourmet, doesn’t it?  Thinly pounded, grilled chicken breast topped with an arugula, fennel, and apple salad.  No one would assume you threw it together on a George Foreman. This is such an easy, healthy dinner.  Chicken paillard, inspired … Continue reading

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