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French in a Flash: Camargue Red Rice Salad

RECIPE: Camargue Red Rice Salad

A few summers ago, I spent a day in the Camargue, a part of France that had, for some reason, completely eluded my knowledge of the country.  Cowboys.  French cowboys, that ride around on snowy white horseback, in a flat … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Mustard Braised Beef

RECIPE: Mustard Braised Beef

In England there is a Sunday tradition of a roast, and when it comes to the holiday season, my heart demands that roast must be a braised brisket.  It’s never too early to start celebrating Hanukkah.  Warm, crumbly, comforting.  Doused … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Haricots Verts du Sud

RECIPE: Haricots Verts du Sud

I have been making this recipe for years!  Maybe I didn’t publish the recipe because they are my best friend Anna’s favorite.  But she is always telling me to share, so here I go.  These are haricots verts, fine French … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Niçoise Panzanella Bread Salad

RECIPE: Niçoise Panzanella Bread Salad

Some people say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  Don’t reinvent a classic–it’s a classic because it’s perfect as is.  Which, is true.  But even though this panzanella is something of a reinvented Salade Niçoise or Pan Bagnat, I’m … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Thick Celeriac Soup with Gruyère

RECIPE: Thick Celeriac Soup with Gruyères

The first thing that hits me about celeriac is the smell.  It’s like the forest floor and a cabbage patch and a grassy field all at once.  It is so intensely vegetal.  And let’s face it: few vegetables can tread … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Quick-Braised Young Leeks with Parmesan and Thyme

RECIPE: Quick-Braised Young Leeks with Parmesan and Thyme

Sometimes, for this column, I have a very distinct thing that I want to do.  Like, Celeriac Remoulade.  And then I pace and puff and pout my way around a supermarket, hunting for the celery roots that are never going … Continue reading

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Fluffy Truffled Scrambled Eggs

RECIPE: Fluffy Black Truffled Scrambled Eggs

If there was ever a breakfast that you’d eat in a silk robe and really fluffy slippers, this is it.  Huge chunks of fluffy egg, tempered with half and half.  And best of all, studded and stirred with heady, earthy, … Continue reading

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Categories: 15 Minutes, Breakfast & Brunch, Eat, Eggs, French in a Flash, Recipes, Series