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French in a Flash: Niçoise Fried Olives

RECIPE: Niçoise Fried Olives

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. There are two things I tend to relate with the South of France: olives, and summer. I don’t know about where you are, but where I am, this week has been positively August-like. … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Sesame) Part III: Sweet Sesame Brittle

RECIPE: Sweet Sesame Brittle

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. The last two weeks of sesame have focused on the savory side of the seed. But I promised it was a versatile ingredient, and I aim to deliver this week with a simple, … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Brie and Brown Sugar Tartine

RECIPE: Brie and Brown Sugar Tartines

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Necessity is the mother of invention. And my necessity is most often a 4 o’clock bout of starvation. First, there’s the rumble, a deep growling thunder inevitably rolling up from deep inside my … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: The Best Lentil Soup with Thyme and Bacon

RECIPE: Lentil Soup with Bacon and Thyme

I love lentil soup. No other soup could ever take its place in my heart–not even the alluring scent and oozing hat on classic and decadent French Onion. And the position of the lentil in French cuisine, omnipresent and peasant-hearty, … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Sesame) Part II: Sesame Tenderloin Skewers

RECIPE: Sesame Tenderloin Skewers with Asian Dipping Sauce

  Get the whole story at Serious Eats. The sesame is a flowering plant grown in tropical regions. From the plant hang pods which house the tiny seeds we know and love. In my quest for sesame knowledge, I came across … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Sesame) Part I: Super Sesame Hummus

RECIPE: Super Sesame Hummus

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. No secret ingredient to date has offered the opportunities of the sesame seed. It is a globetrotter, appearing on hamburger buns in California and bagels in New York. From halvah in North Africa … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Quatre Épices Candied Nuts

RECIPE: Quatre Épices Candied Nuts

Be sure to check out this week’s French in a Flash column over on Serious Eats for one of my favorite recipes: Quatre Épices Candied Nuts. Some of you may remember the fresh almond trees from my Papiers Provence from … Continue reading

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