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French in a Flash: Sliced Steak with Chunky Two-Olive Tapenade

RECIPE: Sliced Steak with Two-Olive Tapenade

A wedding registry is always brimming with items to equip a kitchen like a well-stocked fortress. A cherry-pitter, just in case cherry pits happen. (Full disclosure: I have one!) But with my friend Lauren, who is getting married tomorrow, I … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Pistoued Lamb Brochettes with Bay and Seared Olives

RECIPE: Pistoued Lamb Brochettes With Bay Leaves And Seared Olives

I learn more about life in cooking school in Paris than I do about cooking. But then, life is a lot like cooking, isn’t it? You toss a bunch of different things together, close your eyes, and hope it all … Continue reading

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Categories: Appetizers & Hors D’Oeuvres, Eat, For a Crowd, French in a Flash, Main Courses, Meat, Recipes, Series
 

French in a Flash: Spaghetti with Pistachio Pistou, Fava Beans, and Mint

RECIPE: Spaghetti With Pistachio Pistou, Fava Beans, And Mint

I was vegetarian for almost my entire childhood, and this week’s French in a Flash for Serious Eats explains how it came to pass that I ate almost nothing but vegetables and pasta for a decade. But it was not … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Chilled Asparagus Mélange with Fines Herbes Aïoli

RECIPE: Chilled Asparagus with Fines Herbes Aïoli

  Mr. English says I make vegetables sexy; that I turn them from limp, lifeless little beings to foods that are exciting, and excited. So, it’s no surprise that in this week’s French in a Flash on Serious Eats, I … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Crème Fraîche) Part III: Sweet Spring Peas with Shallots, Mint, and Crème Fraîche

RECIPE: Sweet Spring Peas with Shallots, Mint, and Crème Fraîche

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The Secret Ingredient (Crème Fraîche) Part II: Easy Crème Fraîche Baked Mac and Cheese with Zucchini and Thyme

RECIPE: Easy Crème Fraîche Baked Mac and Cheese with Zucchini and Thyme

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The Secret Ingredient (Crème Fraîche) Part I: Crème Fraîche Sorbet

RECIPE: Crème Fraîche Sorbet

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. When I was a girl, I had three little girlfriends: Kristen, Sarah, and Alexandra. Alexandra’s mother was called Medusa–at least figuratively. Every time I stood quaking before her towering frame in her frigid … Continue reading

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Categories: Desserts, Easy, Eat, Frozen, Recipes, Series, The Secret Ingredient, Vegetarian