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The Secret Ingredient (Parsley): Beurre Maître d’Hôtel

RECIPE: Beurre Maître d'Hôtel

Beurre Maître d’Hôtel, or the maitre d’s butter.  I’m not sure why it’s called that, but whoever the maitre d’ was, I’m glad he turned his hand to the kitchen.  Beurre Maître d’Hôtel is a simple French compound butter stuffed … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Pork Chops with Norman Cider Cream Sauce and Thyme

RECIPE: Pork Chops with Norman Cider Cream Sauce and Thyme

These days, living in London just a hop, skip, and a jump from the Channel, I’m milking my family in Normandy for all they’re worth.  Just don’t tell them I’m only visiting so I can get my hands on their … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Parsley): So-Easy Shrimp with Green Sauce

RECIPE: So-Easy Shrimp with Green Sauce

This dish is very close to my heart. Before I was born (back in the seventies), my parents used to go to an old Spanish restaurant on the Upper East Side of New York called Malaga. It’s an old-fashioned place … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Old-Style Mustard and Rosemary Roasted Asparagus

RECIPE: Old-Style Mustard and Rosemary Roasted Asparagus

Mr. English loves asparagus.  And sometimes, love is making what the person you love loves for dinner.  I’ll admit–this dish isn’t much of a sacrifice.

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The Secret Ingredient (Parsley): Spaghetti with Green Parsley Pesto

RECIPE: Spaghetti with Green Parsley Pesto

There are funky pestos out there, pestos where basil isn’t the star. Arugula pesto. Spinach pesto. I’ve even made a tarragon pesto. But I’ve never seen a pesto that has put parsley at center stage, and really celebrated what parsley’s … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Romantic Raspberry-Rose Sorbet with White Chocolate

RECIPE: Raspberry-Rose Sorbet with White Chocolate

Paris is a romantic city.  But the most romantic place in the whole of that romantic city is the tearoom at Berthillon.  Berthillon is an ice cream shop on the tiny and quaint Île St. Louis.  But it’s not like … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Parsley): As-Good-As-Cole Slaw Cabbage and Parsley Salad

RECIPE: As-Good-As-Cole Slaw Cabbage and Parsley Salad

I’m so excited about this month’s unsung hero: parsley.  I know, I know.  But hold back that skepticism.  Parsley is on the rise, and it’s not being shy anymore! There was a time when I didn’t like parsley. Not even … Continue reading

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