Category Archives: French in a Flash

French in a Flash: Sweet-Tart Duck Breast with Fresh Cherry Sauce

RECIPE: Sweet-Tart Duck Breast with Fresh Cherry Sauce

When I was little, my dad used to drive me and mom my hours out onto Long Island so he could have a specific, never to be duplicated duck à l’orange.  Is there anything more French-iconic than that dish?  One … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Anchoïade

RECIPE: Anchoïade

I was thinking about what to make for my column last night, while watching British food TV.  The chef was doing a tour of the Canal de Midi, much as I have done over the last few summers, touring along … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Cassoulet-Style Sausage ‘n’ Beans

RECIPE: Cassoulet-Style Sausage 'n' Beans

I think of French dishes like boyfriends. I remember asking “grown-ups” how they knew they’d met the loves of their lives. They’d always say something cheesy like, “You just know.” I’d roll my eyes. That’s ridiculous. And then, last summer, … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Awesome Mushroom Pâté

RECIPE: Awesome Mushroom Pâté

It is my New Year’s tradition to make something with truffles.  They’re so luxurious—and I’m so superstitious.  I figure they will bring a successful year, the way birthday cake brings a sweet one.  This year, I want to make something … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Charred Whole Fish Soaked in Fines Herbes Sauce

RECIPE: Charred Whole Fish Soaked in Fines Herbes Sauce

Mr. English’s whole English family came over for an early Christmas lunch yesterday, and I, a non-Christian American, was faced with the challenge of festively feeding eight avid British holiday revelers.  Traditionally, the English make a grand version of their … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Fall-Apart Lamb with Prunes

RECIPE: Fall-Apart Lamb with Prunes

When I was in Paris for my birthday a few weeks ago, I heard about the Bistrot d’Henri, a local-type bistro good enough to draw crowds from all over Paris, and well beyond, with homestyle French food at reasonable prices.  … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Spaghetti with Pistachio Pistou

RECIPE: Spaghetti with Pistachio Pistou

This recipe is the brain child resulting from the marriage of a meal I had at Da Silvano (a seriously yummy meal I had about three years ago that I’m STILL salivating over) and the sheer volume of pistachio items … Continue reading

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