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French in a Flash: Choucroute Nouvelle

RECIPE: Choucroute Nouvelle

Some things in life were never meant to be updated. A rewritten version of Great Expectations, for example, would fall far short of the original. Nothing is quite as lovely and elegant as the original Coco Chanel tweed suit. The … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: 80-Cent Citrus Corn-Muffin Madeleines with Raspberry Confiture

RECIPE: 80-Cent Citrus Corn-Muffin Madeleines with Raspberry Confiture

As I wrote last month, Madeleines are to me the quintessential decadent breakfast of my childhood. But our tough times require us to rework decadent into everyday. These Madeleines are made from 49-cent Jiffy corn muffin mix, scented with the … Continue reading

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Categories: 30 Minutes, Breakfast & Brunch, Cheap, Easy, Eat, French in a Flash, Pastries, Recipes, Series, Vegetarian
 

French in a Flash: Crispy Salmon with Lentils du Puy and Two-Mustard Crème Fraîche

RECIPE: Crispy Salmon with Lentils du Puy and Two-Mustard Crème Fraîche

I didn’t know this about myself before, but I’m cheap. At least, these days it’s quite a la mode to be a recessionista. I went to the store to do this week’s French in a Flash for Serious Eats, and … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Crème Fraîche Cupcakes with Provence Lavender Icing

RECIPE: Crème Fraîche Cupcakes with Lavender

It had been a long drive, and we were famished. I leaned back in the wrought iron chair, and plucked another fry from the red carton. I closed my eyes to the sun, and when I opened them again, I … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: French Onion Soup Dumplings

RECIPE: French Onion Soup Dumplings

When I was a little girl, French onion soup was my favorite thing in the world. I searched high and low for it, at every restaurant. Now that I think about it, French onion soup reminds me very much of … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Coquilles St. Jacques Pot Pies with Roasted Lemon

RECIPE: Coquilles St. Jacques Pot Pies

There is nothing more French than Coquilles St. Jacques. And nothing more American than apple…ok, in this case, pot…pie. I am both, and to me, nothing represents the French Revolution philosophy more effectively than this dish. It began with my … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Sea Shells with Creamy Basil-Tarragon Pistou, Crab, and Sweet Peas

RECIPE: Sea Shells with Creamy Basil-Tarragon Pistou, Crab, and Sweet Peas

This week, French in a Flash sets sail, with my dinnertime version of She Sells Sea Shells by the Sea Shore: Sea Shells with Creamy Basil-Tarragon Pistou with Crab and Sweet Peas. Pistou, as you may have guessed, is the … Continue reading

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