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Franglais: Sweet Potato and Carrot Velouté with Quatre-Epices

RECIPE: Sweet Potato and Carrot Velouté with Quatre-Epices

Get the whole story at The Huffington Post. I love sweet potato fries.  Because they are salty.  And crispy.  And what’s not to love?  You could deep fry and salt anything and I’d put it in my mouth.  Deep-frying sweet … Continue reading

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Working Girl Dinners: So-Easy Shrimp Quesadillas Verde

RECIPE: So-Easy Shrimp Quesadillas Verde

Some nights (okay, many nights), I come home with this voracious need to devour.  This total and all-consuming drive to eat something overtly satisfying.  Not shy.  Not light.  Just hit-the-spot filling and delicious. Could anything fit that description better than … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Saffron) Part III: Mussels with Saffron and Tomatoes

RECIPE: Mussels with Saffron and Tomatoes

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. When working with secret ingredients, I like to find perfect pairs. Jelly for peanut butter. Peas for carrots. The Juliet to their Romeo. Once you find their match, there are an unlimited number … Continue reading

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Franglais: Whole-Apple Pies

RECIPE: Whole-Apple Pies

Get the whole story at The Huffington Post. There’s nothing as American as apple pie.  And nothing so French as apple tart.  And that’s what food is about: finding the common ground, and bringing people together.  Because we all have … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Moroccan Baked Scallops

RECIPE: Moroccan Baked Scallops

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Is this weird?  I often think about how there’s not much left to be discovered.  I remember thinking in high school math class, how hard could it be to figure out that a … Continue reading

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NEW SERIES! French Food Mags: Le Gâteau Porte-Bonheur

RECIPE: Le Gâteau Porte-Bonheur

I spend too much money subscribing to French magazines.  But I can’t help it.  I love that they help keep me up to date with my French, sure.  But every time they show up in my mailbox, I rip the … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Saffron) Part II: Saffron and Orange Rice Pilaf with Orzo and Pine Nuts

RECIPE: Saffron and Orange Rice Pilaf with Orzo and Pine Nuts

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. I know that when someone calls you yellow, you’re a coward.  But as far as spices go, I think the yellowest, saffron, is very brave.  It is subtle, floral, aromatic, almost bitter–and extremely … Continue reading

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