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French in a Flash: Tisane Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Verbena

RECIPE: Tisane Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Verbena

I don’t really like my nose–it’s a bit big. It is a Saretsky landmark, that’s for sure. But when I was growing up, all I wanted was one of those sweet little ski jumps that all my classmates had. I … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Purple Potato-Crusted Trout à la Française

RECIPE: Purple Potato-Crusted Trout à la Française

  Every girl starts off her life in the closet. Just whose closet, however, is a matter of chance. I began mine in Meme’s closet. It was she who taught me the French insistence on simplicity embellished with “the correct” … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Pain au Chocolat Cinnamon Rolls with Crème Fraîche Icing and Walnuts

RECIPE: Pain au Chocolat Cinnamon Rolls

When I was young, I learned a lot of French words before I learned the phrase “French kiss.” And when I did, I needed some comfort chez maman. This week for French in a Flash on Serious Eats, I roll … Continue reading

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Categories: 60 Minutes, Breakfast & Brunch, Easy, Eat, French in a Flash, Pastries, Recipes, Series, Uncategorized, Vegetarian
 

French in a Flash: Asparagus Parmesan Pain Perdu with Homemade Tomato Jam

RECIPE: Parmesan Pain Perdu with Asparagus and Tomato Jam

What’s in a name? A whole lot. Did you ever consider why French fries, French vanilla, or French toast are called “French” in America, but go by completely different names in France itself? French toast, for example, is known as … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Parmesan and Gruyère Gougères with Jambon de Bayonne, Arugula, and Dijon-Chive Butter

RECIPE: Parmesan and Gruyère Gougère Sandwiches with Jambon de Bayonne, Arugula, and Dijon-Chive Butter

What better time to highlight the absolute greatest ham-and-cheese sandwich? This week on Serious Eats, my French in a Flash is the perfect sandwich for springtime picnics or Mothers’ Day teas: Parmesan and Gruyere Gougères with Jambon de Bayonne, Arugula, … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Multigrain Spaghetti with Pistou Forestier

RECIPE: Multigrain Spaghetti with Pistou Forestier

No matter what I say, I guess I do like a bit of drama in my life. Take my relationship with mushrooms, for instance. Up and down, up and down, year in, year out. (For the full saga, read the … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Dijon Pork Paillard with Spinach and Flower Salad

RECIPE: Dijon Pork Paillard

It was Voltaire who told us to tend our gardens. I prefer to eat mine… Have spring flowers for dinner tonight in this week’s French in a Flash for Serious Eats: Dijon Pork Paillard with Spinach and Flowers. Bon app!

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