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Working Girl Dinners: Guest-Worthy Salmon with Asparagus and Mustard Sauce

RECIPE: Guest-Worthy Salmon with Asparagus and Mustard Sauce

Salmon is the real chicken of the sea.  Everyone loves it.  It’s healthy, and guiltless, relatively inexpensive, and elegant.  This meal is so easy, but it’s the kind of food you could serve to in-laws or bosses.  Or, just to … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Crunchy Roasted Salmon and Beets

RECIPE: Crunchy Roasted Salmon and Beets

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. This recipe is a combination of a fantastic salt-of-the-earth salad I had at Canton Arms in London and a recipe I saw in a French food magazine on an airplane.  A great reminder … Continue reading

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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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