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The Secret Ingredient (Mango Chutney): Cheddar and Chutney Toasties

RECIPE: Cheddar and Chutney Toasties

I proudly declare this month’s Secret Ingredient over in my column on Serious Eats to be Mango Chutney.  It used to be something I despised, but after all my time in the UK with Mr. English, I have found, and … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Tricolore Berry Meringue Creams

RECIPE: Tricolore Berry Meringue Creams

Get the whole story on Serious Eats. Today is Bastille Day!  A veritable fête.  In the States, I always toast La France with an early evening pétanque game on the beach, and a twilit grill or picnic.  If I’m lucky … Continue reading

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Franglais: Merguez Baguettes

RECIPE: Merguez Baguettes

Get the whole story on The Huffington Post. When it comes to French food, we always think of the ivory tower.  Not the gutter.  Charlottes and tians and soufflés are all well and good, but give me the choice between … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Ginger Jam) Part III: Sweet Ginger-Seared Tuna

RECIPE: Sweet Ginger-Seared Tuna

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. What I love best about ginger jam is the spicy caramel. Put it on anything, and add some sharp heat; the jam bubbles up, and darkens, and sticks, and turns straight to caramel … Continue reading

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Franglais: Garlic-oholic Roasted Haricots Verts

RECIPE: Garlic-oholic Roasted Haricots Verts

This is one of those un-photogenic recipes that gets little fanfare.  But it is so good.  If you want an easy veg, this is the one.  Green garlicky goodness.  Mr. English asks for it every night. Get the whole story … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Lentil and Sausage Soup

RECIPE: Lentil and Sausage Soup

It may seem strange to make soup in the summer, but I actually find soup suppers to be light, but satisfying. Get the whole story on Serious Eats. There’s nothing so French as a lentil.  So lowly, cheap, simple.  And … Continue reading

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Working Girl Dinners: Moules Marinière!

RECIPE: Moules Marinière

In honor of Bastille Week here on French Rev, I’m doing a francophile Working Girls this week.  I surveyed some of my friends who inspired the series, and they told me they did sometimes want to learn how to make … Continue reading

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