Tag Archives: France

Lavender, Lemon, and Honey Spatchcocked Roast Chicken for Valentine’s Night In

RECIPE: Provençal Sweet-and-Sour Lavender, Lemon, and Honey Spatchcocked Roast Chicken

I think there is something superlatively romantic about a roast chicken.  It may not have the sex appeal of an oyster, but it has romance.  How many a wife has put a roast chicken down in front of her husband … Continue reading

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Categories: 60 Minutes, Cheap, Dinner for Two, Easy, Eat, Main Courses, Poultry, Recipes, Series
 

Maille Honey Double Mustard Salmon

RECIPE: Maille Honey Mustard Double Salmon en Papillote

I am stuck in the dreary February doldrums.  In London, everyday it rains.  Sometimes in great smacking sheets, sometimes in impertinent little drops, but all the times our cup runneth so over that the sight of it is making my … Continue reading

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Categories: 15 Minutes, Cheap, Easy, Eat, Fish, Main Courses
 

Soupe au Pistou with Thyme

RECIPE: Soupe au Pistou with Thyme

If there is one thing I love most about my mother’s cooking, it’s her soups. Creamy carrot.  Lima bean.  Barley.  Lentil.  She made, and makes, them endlessly, in huge pots that find their way into the back of the fridge, … Continue reading

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Categories: 60 Minutes, Eat, Soup, Soup & Salad, Vegetarian
 

Sea Scallops Baked with Sweet Butter and Endives

RECIPE: Scallops with Butter and Endives

Every time Mr. English and I are in Paris, we never miss an opportunity to eat at Le Comptoir, our favorite restaurant, just down the street from where we used to live when I was in cooking school. It’s become … Continue reading

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Salmon with Thyme and Three-Lemon Crème Fraîche

RECIPE: Salmon with Thyme and Three-Lemon Crème Fraîche

Salmon is my sit-down-and-be-good food.  The I-ate-too-many-latkes antidote.  And I’ve been doing a zillion variations on this theme this winter: a slab of salmon slow-roasted with olive oil on a bed of herbs.  Traditionally, I do a simple pairing of … Continue reading

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Hearty, Wholesome Chard, Pancetta, and Pecorino Quiche

RECIPE: Chard, Pancetta, and Pecorino Quiche

Quiche reminds me of Christmastime because there’s no other time of year (except maybe Thanksgiving) when I would need to make a breakfast that serves more than two people. Being in a full house for the holidays, I find it … Continue reading

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Categories: 60 Minutes, Bread & Butter, Breakfast & Brunch, Cheap, Easy, Eat, Eggs, French in a Flash, Recipes, Series, Tarts, Quiches, Pizzas, Vegetarian
 

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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