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Salt-Baked Fish Stuffed with Herbs and Lemon

RECIPE: Herb-Stuffed, Salt-Baked Bream

Mr. English and I just got back from a trip to France to visit our wedding caterer. The day of our tasting may have been the best day of my life. I’m not sure the actual wedding can beat sitting … Continue reading

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Holiday Quatre Épices Glazed Carrots

RECIPE: Quatre Épices Glazed Carrots

One thing (of the many things) I love about French cuisine is the little mixtures of herbs and spices that, together, have become vastly important and common as one ingredient.  Herbes de Provence.  Fines herbes.  Quatre épices.  Blends that are … Continue reading

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Broiled Provençale Scallops

RECIPE: Broiled Scallops Provençale

I hate to say it, but I have a real bone to pick with English markets.  And I just don’t understand what the problem is!  I can never find seafood.  Giant shrimp like we have in the States.  Scallops.  Calamari.  … Continue reading

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Turkey ‘au Vin’

RECIPE: Turkey 'au Vin'

Growing up in a French-American family, Thanksgiving was always a happy confusion.  Apple cider sorbet with our pumpkin pie.  Gratin Dauphinois instead of mashed potatoes.  Haricots verts instead of regular, sturdy green beans.  And we always, whether it’s considered French … Continue reading

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Crispy Cod Cooked ‘Unilateral’ with Creamed Leeks

RECIPE: Crispy Cod Cooked ‘Unilateral’ with Creamed Leeks

Cooking fish ‘unilaterally’ is something I haven’t done since cooking school, but I thought, that’s stupid.  It’s one of those things you learn in cooking school that is actually easier than everyday cooking.  All it means is that you sear … Continue reading

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Amazing Creamy, Crispy Fennel Gratin Dauphinoise

RECIPE: Amazing Fennel Gratin

I have not forgotten the first time I, as a six year old vegetarian, stuffed my first bite of potato gratin Dauphinoise into my mouth at La Duchesse Anne near Woodstock, New York.  So memorable was the occasion, that I … Continue reading

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Crisp Haricots Verts Salad with Fresh Tomatoes and Garlic for a Meatless Monday

RECIPE: Crisp Haricots Verts Salad with Fresh Tomatoes and Garlic

My Mémé, my grandmother, makes the most amazing green beans.  In France, traditionally, vegetables are “well done”–soft, supple.  And Mémé’s green beans are the same–stewed with garlic and tomatoes à la Provençal until the green beans start to split at … Continue reading

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