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French in a Flash: Tricolore Berry Meringue Creams

RECIPE: Tricolore Berry Meringue Creams

Get the whole story on Serious Eats. Today is Bastille Day!  A veritable fête.  In the States, I always toast La France with an early evening pétanque game on the beach, and a twilit grill or picnic.  If I’m lucky … Continue reading

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Categories: 15 Minutes, Desserts, Easy, Eat, French in a Flash, Fruit, Recipes, Series, Vegetarian
 

French in a Flash: Lentil and Sausage Soup

RECIPE: Lentil and Sausage Soup

It may seem strange to make soup in the summer, but I actually find soup suppers to be light, but satisfying. Get the whole story on Serious Eats. There’s nothing so French as a lentil.  So lowly, cheap, simple.  And … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Herbes de Provence Seared Steak

RECIPE: Herbes de Provence Seared Steak

If you’re looking to grill on Bastille Day (that’s next Thursday!), look no further.  This recipe, from French in a Flash a few weeks ago, is just about the best grilled steak I’ve ever had.  Inexpensive, but super-tender, beef tenderloin … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Provençal White Bean Dip

RECIPE: Provençal White Bean Dip

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. While in Napa recently, I found and loved a white bean dip at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon in Yountville, which came served with pain epi. It was creamy, mild, and mellow, but not bland … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Broccoli Gratin

RECIPE: Broccoli Gratin

Get the whole story at Serious Eats As much as I love vegetables (and I do), I admit there’s no better way to eat them than when they’re bubbling in hot cream and covered in melted cheese. Vegetables have for … Continue reading

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Categories: 60 Minutes, Easy, Eat, French in a Flash, Recipes, Series, Sides, Vegetables
 

French in a Flash: Creamed Leeks

RECIPE: Creamed Leeks

Get the whole story on Serious Eats. Nothing irks me more than the neglected vegetable.  It’s abusive–to the vegetable, for one, and to you, because you’re either missing out on your vegetables altogether, or eating ones that taste like mush. … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: So-Easy Red Pistou Salmon

RECIPE: Red Pistou Salmon

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. I find there’s something in the sturdiness of salmon that makes it a good dance partner.  And by that I mean, it stands up both to the wet-noodle waltzers that don’t lead, that … Continue reading

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