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The Secret Ingredient (Maple) Part I: Maple Baby-Back Ribs

RECIPE: Maple Baby-Back Ribs

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Maple syrup is made, not surprisingly, from the sap of the maple tree. I love it as a sweetener because not only is it sweet, but also smoky, which lends itself well to … Continue reading

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French In A Flash (Classic): Potatoes Sarladaises

RECIPE: Potatoes Sarladaises

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. There are some things in life that are just worth it. Worth the money. Worth the calories. Worth the time.Some things just are—and this is one of them. Pommes de Terre Sarladaises is … Continue reading

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Franglais: Tarragon Chicken Salad Tartines

RECIPE: Tarragon Chicken Salad Tartines

Read the full article at The Huffington Post. People always say “you’re chicken” like it’s a bad thing. You don’t need to be bold and brave all the time. Lunch, I think, is an especially perfect time to lack courage. … Continue reading

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French In A Flash (Classic): Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée

RECIPE: Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. To me, crème brûlée is elegant and sophisticated, but made from simplicity. The dessert equivalent of French chic. How can it look so good but be so easy? Crème brûlée, literally “burnt cream,” … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Chorizo) Part IV: Two-Cheese Chorizo Quesadillas with Watercress

RECIPE: Two-Cheese Chorizo Quesadillas with Watercress

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Quesadillas may be the perfect food. I live for them. I usually make mine with cheddar cheese, black beans, and whole-leaf cilantro. For this version, I’ve decided to do a spicy update. I … Continue reading

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French in a Flash (Classic): Wild Mushrooms Vol-au-Vent

RECIPE: Wild Mushroom Vol-au-Vent

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Whenever I think of puff pastry, I wonder how anything that should be so heavy could ever be so light. It is that lightness that gives meaning to vol-au-vent, literally “flying in the … Continue reading

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Franglais: Fish Mistral

RECIPE: Roast Trout Stuffed with Sauce Mistral Recipe

Read the full article at The Huffington Post. Good things may come in small packages, but really good things come in small packages that come out of the oven. You deserve Christmas morning more than just once a year. Or … Continue reading

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