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French in a Flash: Dijon Lentil Salad with Lemon-Roasted Shrimp

RECIPE: Dijon Lentil Salad with Lemon-Roasted Shrimp

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. The inspiration for this dish came from a very unusual place: the menu on the wall in Meryl Streep’s café in It’s Complicated. I always find myself salivating and longing for long picnics on … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Membrillo) Part III: Membrillo-Roasted Lamb

RECIPE: Membrillo-Roasted Lamb

Get the whole story from Serious Eats. With weddings, there must be something blue. And with lamb, there must be something sweet. Whether that something is currant jelly or mint sauce, lamb welcomes a contrasting sweet note. For this recipe, … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Cod en Papillote

RECIPE: Cod en Papillote

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. I was having lunch with an old friend this week who is incredibly successful, and recently engaged. She looked at me over lunch with wide eyes and admitted that she had absolutely no … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Membrillo) Part II: Grilled Cheese with Membrillo and Serrano Ham

RECIPE: Grilled Cheese with Membrillo and Serrano Ham

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. One of my favorite memories of my trip to Spain a year ago was breakfast. Around the corner from our hotel in Barcelona was a little sandwich shop where, for breakfast, you could … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Lamb and Rosemary Brochettes with Apricot Crème Fraîche

RECIPE: Rosemary Lamb Brochettes with Apricot Crème Fraîche

A few weeks ago on Serious Eats I received a virulent comment from someone who was very upset about the simplicity of my recipe. And in some ways, I understand that. Why do I get to sit up high somewhere … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Membrillo) Part I: Apple and Pear Membrillo Turnovers

RECIPE: Apple and Pear Membrillo Turnovers

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. There are certain foods that go hand-in-hand—that are so permanently paired, that if you’ve had one, you can’t have helped but have had the other. Peanut butter and jelly, bread and butter, oil … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Wasabi) Part III: Wasabi Chocolate Pudding

RECIPE: Wasabi Chocolate Pudding

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Spice and chocolate have become so frequently seen together in recent years that I was not surprised when I spotted chocolate and jalapeno gelato the other day in the freezer section. It was … Continue reading

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