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Franglais: Boeuf Bourguignon Meatloaf

RECIPE: Boeuf Bourguignon Meatloaf

Read the full article at The Huffington Post. It is a well-established culinary urban legend that the French hate ketchup. I always think of that I Love Lucy episode with the escargots and the tongs on her nose and the ketchup … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Coffee) Part III: Dark Chocolate Espresso Bean Bark

RECIPE: Dark Chocolate Espresso Bean Bark

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. When we were in our senior year in college, my friends and I were given a small room in the basement of the library. Five of us kept our books and computers there … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Carrot and Brie Puffs

RECIPE: Carrot and Brie Puffs

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. I made these puffs back home. Home is where the heart is, and where la famille waits with empty, hungry stomachs to taste and to critique and to decide whether my recipe will live … Continue reading

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Franglais: Sausage and Fennel en Croûte

RECIPE: Sausage and Fennel en Croûte

Read the full article on The Huffington Post. It’s true: these are glorified pigs in a blanket. But, there’s nothing wrong with elevating the basic. To me, that’s what fall is all about. The average lazy Sunday becomes an occasion … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Coffee) Part II: Coffee-Charred Flank Steak

RECIPE: Coffee-Charred Flank Steak

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Using coffee as a secret ingredient opens up a bitter, bitter world in the kitchen. In a good way. I have found, in experimenting with coffee, that it adds a flavor component not … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Sweet Vanilla Quiche

RECIPE: Sweet Vanilla Quiche

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. I am a total junkie for French food magazines, which is where I first saw the idea for a sweet quiche. I often ask myself the question, “Is this French enough?” when I’m … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Coffee) Part I: Seared Scallops with Espresso Beurre Blanc

RECIPE: Seared Scallops with Espresso Beurre Blanc

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. This is a true secret ingredient recipe: using something right out of the pantry and altering it to an important but unidentifiable state. The coffee in this recipe (instant espresso, in this case) … Continue reading

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