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Lunch in Paris: A Review, with Recipes

RECIPE: Artichokes Vinaigrette

The truth is, I never read nonfiction. Fiction is more truthful. There is always some point in the last third of the book, some sentence, that boils the story down into the syrupy sap of truth, and the book hits … Continue reading

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FINALIST!

I have the best readers ever. Thanks to your votes, French Revolution’s pumpkin beignets won the miscellaneous division of Bon Appetit‘s holiday blogger bakeoff, and has made it into the finals, along with four other delicious, gorgeous desserts. Click here … Continue reading

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VOTE!

RECIPE: Spiced Pumpkin and Bourbon Beignets

I went to a very feminist all-girls’ school in New York. There were all sorts of legends about the founder: a suffragette mauled to death on a wheel–they got more and more wild and heroic until she was the feminine … Continue reading

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Starving

I’m dedicating this post to one reader, Mark, because it was his question that inspired it. He asked, after reading that I had returned to Oxford to do my MBA, what I planned to do with all this education. Back … Continue reading

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French Revolution on Flickr!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words–which is usually how many words it takes me to describe each dish in my Flickr pool! Browse photos of French Revolution food on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/frenchrevolutionfood.

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Le 14 Juillet!

Happy Bastille Day, Révolutionnaires!

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French Revolution for Kindle!

It seems to me that knowledge and cooking have a lot in common. Take Prometheus for example. In Greek mythology, the rascal gave fire to humanity, thus allowing us to cook (invaluable!), but also, symbolically, to think (also somewhat valuable). … Continue reading

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