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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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French in a Flash: Boeuf aux Carottes

RECIPE: Boeuf aux Carottes

So much of my inspiration for my food comes not only from the home cooking Maman dished up over the years, but also the incredible restaurants I’ve been able to sit at in France and abroad. This dish, Boeuf aux … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: White Bean Bisque with Garlic Chips

RECIPE: White Bean Bisque with Garlic Chips

I’m in Florida, and it’s freezing! People roll their eyes, but we Floridians are entirely unequipped for this weather. If I were in New York, and it was thirty degrees, I’d wear a coat, maybe some gloves, but down here, … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Wasabi) Part II: Wasabi Pea-Crusted Seared Tuna

RECIPE: Wasabi Pea-Crusted Seared Tuna

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. I think it was my unhealthy college years when I first discovered the medicinal properties of seared tuna.Growing up, I used to make my mother cook my tuna steaks absolutely through, so they were … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Wasabi) Part I: Wasabi-Battered Calamari with Wasabi Mayonnaise

RECIPE: Wasabi-Battered Calamari with Wasabi Mayonnaise

  Get the whole story at Serious Eats. In my family, we have a long-standing sushi tradition. It goes something like this: I drive to the supermarket where they roll the freshest sushi to my exact specifications. I then drive … Continue reading

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