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Holiday Fennel-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Red Onions for Two

RECIPE: Fennel-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Red Onions

Sometimes, like this year, I have holidays à deux.  And this column is, of course, about eating terrific, but realistic, dinners for two.  So if this year you find yourself celebrating as a twosome, here is one option I propose: … Continue reading

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Holiday Quatre Épices Glazed Carrots

RECIPE: Quatre Épices Glazed Carrots

One thing (of the many things) I love about French cuisine is the little mixtures of herbs and spices that, together, have become vastly important and common as one ingredient.  Herbes de Provence.  Fines herbes.  Quatre épices.  Blends that are … Continue reading

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Filet and Quick-Pickled Onion Tacos for Two

RECIPE: Filet and Pickled Onion Tacos

Mr. English and I are half mad about the steak tacos at a Mexican place here in London called Wahaca.  They’re not much to write home about—just grilled steak, pickled onions, cilantro, a bit of salsa.  But in their warm, … Continue reading

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Broiled Provençale Scallops

RECIPE: Broiled Scallops Provençale

I hate to say it, but I have a real bone to pick with English markets.  And I just don’t understand what the problem is!  I can never find seafood.  Giant shrimp like we have in the States.  Scallops.  Calamari.  … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Millionaire’s Spaghetti with Truffles

RECIPE: Millionaire's Spaghetti with Truffles

Last night we came home to London after a whirlwind wedding planning weekend in Paris.  I think if I’m honest, I didn’t want to come down from the high that was the weekend (in Paris!) and face the reality of … Continue reading

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Niçoise Toasts with Fresh Tuna and Tomatoes

RECIPE: Niçoise Toasts with Fresh Tuna and Tomatoes

I could reinvent the Niçoise salad a thousand ways, and have.  But what brings me back to it constantly is how punchy it is.  Big flavors.  Big colors.  Big personalities.  This is not a salad of wallflowers–illustrated perfectly by the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving for Two (or a Few): Rustic Turkey and Vegetable Pie

RECIPE: Rustic Turkey and Vegetable Pie

I love living with Mr. English, just the two of us.  But because living with Mr. English means living in England, Thanksgiving is pretty much also just the two of us.  Actually, this year, there will be three of us, … Continue reading

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