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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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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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Categories: 30 Minutes, Eat, French in a Flash, Main Courses, Recipes, Series, Sides, Starches, Vegetarian, Vegetarian
 

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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French in a Flash: Chaussons aux Pommes with Cinnamon Crème Fraîche

RECIPE: Chaussons aux Pommes with Cinnamon Crème Fraîche

Did you know that in the late 1980s French version of The Little Mermaid, Ariel didn’t wear her seashell bikini top? Maman used the film to increase my French fluency, but I was so prudish and scarred that I didn’t … Continue reading

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