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French in a Flash: Boursin and Tomato Mini Tartines

RECIPE: Boursin and Tomato Mini Tartines

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Easy does it.  Tartines, one-sided sandwiches topped with, usually, one thing, are easy.  And they do the trick.  In Paris, I have my little places where I know I can get a tartine … Continue reading

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Franglais: Fried Calamari Persillade

RECIPE: Fried Calamari Persillade

Get the whole story at The Huffington Post. Somewhere in the bowels of the Natural History Museum in New York City there is a giant squid.  I’m not sure if the room still exists today as it did back in … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Black Pepper) Part III: Sweet Cream Ice Cream with Strawberry Black Pepper Sauce

RECIPE: Sweet Cream Ice Cream with Strawberry Black Pepper Sauce

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. There was a point in the last few years when the combination of strawberry and black pepper became quite trendy. In fact, I believe the reason I got into business school is because … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Creamy Mushroom Fettuccine

RECIPE: Creamy Mushroom Fettuccine

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. I love eating pasta.  And I love eating pasta in France, because they do Italian with such French flare.  Ratatouille over rigatoni.  Roquefort cream sauce over ribbons of pappardelle.  Brick-red pistou slathered on … Continue reading

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Great Ingredient: Microarugula

RECIPE: Tortellini with Cheese, Microarugula, and Pepper

If you’ve been reading my Serious Eats columns, you’ve probably been seeing this in a lot of posts.  I love microgreens: they’re like the powersuit of a home cook.  Use some in a dish and you look instantly professional.  They’re … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Black Pepper) Part II: Steak au Poivre with Truffled Microgreen Salad

RECIPE: Steak au Poivre with Truffled Microarugula

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. I’ve been doing something I never thought I’d do: researching black pepper.  I wasn’t surprised to find that it is the most in-demand spice on the market, or that it causes sneezing.  But … Continue reading

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Franglais: Peanut Butter and Jelly Madeleines

RECIPE: Peanut Butter and Jelly Madeleines

Get the whole story at The Huffington Post. I always loved Valentine’s Day in lower school.  I would trot home, backpack brimming with little mini postcards bedazzled in amorous mugshots of Pepe Le Pew, or the heart-shaped curve of the … Continue reading

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