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Crispy Salmon with Jasmine Tea Rice and Wasabi Edamame

RECIPE: Crispy Salmon with Jasmine Tea Rice and Wasabi Edamame

This is one of those dinners for two that you could make for four, because it’s company food.  Perfectly seared crispy salmon with a crunchy golden crust, warm wasabi edamame salad, and rice scented with jasmine green tea.  It sounds … Continue reading

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Roasted Beet Soup with Thyme, Lemon, and Crème Fraîche

RECIPE: Roasted Beet Soup with Thyme, Lemon, and Crème Fraîche

Right now, in London, it’s decidedly cold.  In that surprising way, where you wake up and get out of the shower, chilly, and think, is it really late October already? It’s soup time.  Time to armour myself with something warm … Continue reading

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Lean Chinese Five Spice Pork with Asian Slaw

RECIPE: Lean Chinese Five Spice Pork with Asian Slaw

I find, living in London, that I really, really miss New York takeout.  The exotic options.  Thailand.  Persia.  Ethiopia.  They were, without exaggeration, just around the corner.  So, while I am always encouraging in this column that cooking at home … Continue reading

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Crispy Cod Cooked ‘Unilateral’ with Creamed Leeks

RECIPE: Crispy Cod Cooked ‘Unilateral’ with Creamed Leeks

Cooking fish ‘unilaterally’ is something I haven’t done since cooking school, but I thought, that’s stupid.  It’s one of those things you learn in cooking school that is actually easier than everyday cooking.  All it means is that you sear … Continue reading

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Crunchy Rigatoni with Rosemary, Garlic, and Parmigiano Reggiano

RECIPE: Crunchy Rigatoni with Rosemary, Garlic, and Parmigiano Reggiano

You know when there’s no food in the house? You’re working all the time and didn’t get a chance to go grocery shopping. Here in London, supermarkets are only open for a handful of hours, which I, being from New … Continue reading

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Amazing Creamy, Crispy Fennel Gratin Dauphinoise

RECIPE: Amazing Fennel Gratin

I have not forgotten the first time I, as a six year old vegetarian, stuffed my first bite of potato gratin Dauphinoise into my mouth at La Duchesse Anne near Woodstock, New York.  So memorable was the occasion, that I … Continue reading

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Sesame Seared Tuna with Soy Lime Noodles and Veggies for Two

RECIPE: Sesame Seared Tuna with Soy Lime Noodles and Veggies

This is quickly winning over the coveted place in my heart for Best Dinner for Two.  It has all the criteria: Superman speed, phenomenal taste, and it’s pretty guiltless. Just buy some good tuna and coat it with sesame seeds … Continue reading

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