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Oh-So-Easy Baked Camembert Corkscrews

RECIPE: Oh-So-Easy Baked Camembert Corkscrews

You know in the cartoons, when Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck has some genius idea, and a light bulb goes off in the corner of the screen?  I may not have a tail or whiskers or feathers or be drawn … Continue reading

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Categories: Easy, Eat, Franglais, Main Courses, Recipes, Series, Sides, Starches, Vegetarian, Vegetarian
 

WORKING GIRL DINNER: Rare Japanese Tuna Burgers with Wasabi Mayo and Pickled Ginger

RECIPE: Rare Japanese Tuna Burgers with Wasabi Mayo and Pickled Ginger

I am obsessed with tuna burgers.  They have that whole burger thing going on, with the bun, and the toppings, and the casualness of it all.  I love that familiarity and simplicity.  But I feel so much better after I … Continue reading

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Categories: 15 Minutes, Bread & Butter, Easy, Eat, Fish, Main Courses, Recipes, Sandwiches, Series, Watch, Working Girl Dinners
 

Holy Smokes Chipotle Guacamole

RECIPE: Holy Smokes Chipotle Guacamole

There is a restaurant in Miami called Mercadito that has the most amazing guacamoles.  There are about seven, in all different flavors.  But my favorite is the chipotle.  The smoky vinegariness is the kind of stuff I dream about, cutting … Continue reading

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Categories: 15 Minutes, Appetizers & Hors D’Oeuvres, Easy, Eat, For a Crowd, Recipes, Series, The Secret Ingredient, Vegetarian
 

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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Brie and Avocado Eggrolls

RECIPE: Brie and Avocado Eggrolls

I’m about to board a plane for London, where I currently live, thinking about things that go together in unlikely circumstances.  My mother always says that when two things find each other that go together well, they should never be … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Chipotle) Part 2: Smoky Chipotle BBQ Oven Ribs

RECIPE: Smoky Chipotle BBQ Oven Ribs

Ribs. When I think about them, my eyes roll back, and my mouth starts to water. The way the meat falls off the bone; so sweet, so savory, so smoky. Few things are as simple but complex as the well-cooked … 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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