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Moroccan Spiced Seared Rare Tuna

RECIPE: Moroccan Spiced Seared Rare Tuna

Ras-el-hanout is a traditional Moroccan spice blend, one my great grandfather used to sell in Casablanca long before I was born.  It translates to “head of the shop,” and every shop and household and grandmother has its own version which, … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Soft-Shell Crab Meunière

RECIPE: Soft-Shell Crab Meunière

Sole Meunière is one of the giants of deliciousness in French cuisine.  I think it’s the dish that Merrill Streep moons over rapturously in Julie and Julia.  And for good reason.  Thin, slightly crisped fillets of sole soaked in lemony … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Easy Awesome Eggplant Tian

RECIPE: Easy Awesome Eggplant Tian

Discovering eggplant tian is like sending the man you love out for a makeover, and then having him return ten times more handsome than he was to begin with.  Eggplant Parm is wonderful.  I’ve been eating it since I was … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Niçoise Tuna Melts

RECIPE: Niçoise Tuna Melts

The Niçoise salad is such a classic, I can’t seem to stop reinventing it.  I was actually inspired to make this sandwich while thumbing through Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook, and reading about her tuna melt history at Jackson Hole—a chain of … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Provençal Sablés

RECIPE: Provençal Sablés

When I took Air France’s navette shuttle plane from Nice to Paris last month, I was enchanted. The male flight attendant paid me almost medieval-level chivalrous courtesies. Women traveled with dogs on leashes and in the laps, as they ate … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Campanelle with Eggplant Caviar

RECIPE: Campanelle with Eggplant Caviar

One thing (one of the many things) I love about France is the way the French Frenchify everything that they can’t already lay claim to.  Last week on my blog, I wrote about how the French have even managed to … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Herby Goat Cheese Ball (with multigrain baguette!)

RECIPE: Herby Goat Cheese

Right now, all I want to do is eat outside.  Al fresco.  En plein air.  It’s summer, but it’s also August, which means summer’s a temporary situation.  And I’m not one to let anything pass, a sample sale or a … Continue reading

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