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Working Girl Dinners: Multigrain Cacio e Pepe

RECIPE: Multigrain Cacio e Pepe

There is no denying that there’s something about pasta after a long day.  It’s done in ten minutes, and it fills you up in more ways than one.  There’s something undeniably comforting a too-big bowl of something warm and simple. … Continue reading

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Franglais: Loaded Baked Potato Aligot

RECIPE: Loaded Baked Potato Aligot

I posted a simple aligot, gooey cheesy French mashed potatoes, recipe on Serious Eats a couple of weeks ago to great fanfare.  So, here’s an American-ized version, with all the flavors of a baked potato. Get the whole story at … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: So-Easy Red Pistou Salmon

RECIPE: Red Pistou Salmon

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. I find there’s something in the sturdiness of salmon that makes it a good dance partner.  And by that I mean, it stands up both to the wet-noodle waltzers that don’t lead, that … Continue reading

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MEATLESS MONDAY meets WORKING GIRL DINNERS: Speedy Three-Beany Veggie Chili

RECIPE: Speedy Veggie Chili

Now that I’m back in the UK with Mr. English, I have become deeply suspicious of American food abroad.  I had a burger a couple of nights ago–it was okay.  I won’t get it into it.  But then I went … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Curry), Part II: Bombay Mussels with Peas and Naan

RECIPE: Bombay Mussels

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. I love Indian food, and I think my love for it might stem from its mystery—at least, as far as I perceive it. It feels unattainable to me, like the bad boy in … Continue reading

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Spontaneous Sunday Bruschetta

RECIPE: Spontaneous Sunday Bruschetta

I love to cook.  You know that.  But there are so many things I have to cook, for columns, that I really relish opportunities like I had this morning.  It was early on a lazy Sunday, and I got to … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Baked Endive Gratins with Ham and Cheese

RECIPE: Baked Endive Gratin

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. I recently had to explain to a will-not-be-named member of my family that endives are contraband in the States.  Or, I should say, packing raw French endives in your suitcase to consume in … Continue reading

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