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French In A Flash: Spicy Summertime Ratatouille With Mint

RECIPE: Spicy Summertime Ratatouille

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Some people have green bean casserole. For me, vegetable comfort food (not a contradiction in terms, I might add) is ratatouille in the summer and cauliflower or potato gratin under cooler, grayer skies. … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Za’atar) Part II: Za’atar Fried Chicken

RECIPE: Za'atar Fried Chicken

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Week two in my unorthodox treatment of za’atar continues with this recipe for za’atar-seasoned fried chicken. It’s a simple preparation: dip in buttermilk, roll in flour, fry in a cast iron pan. But the … Continue reading

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French In A Flash: Fines Herbes Salad With Verjus Vinaigrette

RECIPE: Fines Herbes Salade

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. I’ve been appearing on a radio show on BBC Oxford recently, and was asked to highlight seasonal products and how to build a menu around them. By way of shameful confession, I am not … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Za’atar) Part I: Za’atar Salmon Kebabs

RECIPE: Za'atar Salmon Kebabs

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Za’atar, to me, is perfectly exotic. Despite the fact that my Moroccan grandmother came over to taste these recipes, and scoffed “Za’atar!” in her perfect Arabic accent, as if she was shocked someone … Continue reading

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BBC Radio Challenge: Gazpacho with Crab

RECIPE: Gazpacho with Crab

Gazpacho is a cold Spanish soup, popular, of course, in summer for its temperature, as well as its peak-season ingredients. I once read that Flamenco dancers eat Gazpacho to stay slim–not a bad recommendation. I top off this version with … Continue reading

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BBC Radio Recipe: Seared Halibut with Vegetable Crisps and Olive Oil-Smashed New Potatoes

RECIPE: Seared Halibut with Vegetable Crisps and Olive Oil Smashed New Potatoes

Seasonal eating is not just about produce: meats, seafood, even cheeses also have their peak seasons. This is a composed dish of seasonal products that can easily be deconstructed and made on three separate occasions. The potatoes, for instance, are … Continue reading

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BBC Radio Recipe: Peach Melba

RECIPE: Peach Melba

  I would never give you a seasonal menu without dessert! Peaches and raspberries are best in July. Served with ice cream, this dish is both traditional and iconic, as well as peak-season.

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