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Pot de Crème with Palais des Thés’ Chaï Impérial

RECIPE: Rich, Exotic Chocolate - Chai Pot de Crème

I like to listen to the Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong station on Pandora while I’m cooking.  There is a classic lightness to it that I find both grounding and energy-giving.  It has also accompanied me through not a few … Continue reading

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Categories: 30 Minutes, Cheap, Chocolate, Desserts, Easy, Eat, Recipes, Vegetarian
 

A Franglais Thanksgiving: Spiced Apple Cider Granita

RECIPE: Spiced Apple Cider Granita

My favorite dessert in the world is granita.  I seek it out, almost obsessively.  Gelupo, in my ex-hometown of London, makes the second greatest granita in the world in fabulous flavors.  My favorite is rose topped with vanilla whipped cream, … Continue reading

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A Franglais Thanksgiving: Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter, Sage, and Hazelnuts

RECIPE: Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter, Sage, and Hazelnuts

Every year–every year as long as I can remember–we have had potatoes au gratin for Thanksgiving.  And I love them.  As a kid, they were my favorite main course, and I still think they are just about the greatest thing … Continue reading

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A Franglais Thanksgiving: Spatchcocked Turkey with Citrus and Fresh Herbes de Provence

RECIPE: Spatchcocked Turkey with Citrus and Fresh Herbes de Provence

Every year we have our Franglais Thanksgiving–a mishmash of French and American culinary heritage at a very enthusiastic table.  It’s not easy.  The French among us think corn is for pigs and pumpkins inedible–unless the corn is very finely ground … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dinner for Two: One Pan, One Hour

RECIPE: Roasted Turkey Breast with Olive-Oil Smash Carrots, Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts, and Herb Gravy

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. My family has a fabulous tradition of popping open a bottle of good champagne, and going around the table before dinner, toasting what each person is thankful for.  We eat the American classics: roast turkey … Continue reading

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Poussins (Baby Chickens) with Prosciutto and Rosemary with White Beans for Two

RECIPE: Poussins with Prosciutto and Rosemary with White Beans

This meal is a show-stopper. An elegant and expeditious way to serve a roasted bird for a small crowd at the holidays. Although, you could make as many of these as you needed to, to serve a crowd. Buy a … 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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