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Our First New York Dinner Party: Slow-Cooked Bavette aux Caramelized Échalotes

RECIPE: Slow-Cooked Bavette aux Caramelized Échalotes

Bavette aux échalotes is a commonplace bistro dish, and I remember exactly when Mr. English fell in love with it.  It was at a tiny, vivacious place called the Coquelicot in Antibes.  He was sorting through the menu and asking … Continue reading

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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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Winter Food for a Summer Body

RECIPE: Fresh Whole Wheat Tagliatelle with Turkey Bolognese-Ragout

The weather is the dinner dictator in my life.  My body reacts to the temperatures, and I cook what my body wants.  Lately, London has been fickle.  After weeks, maybe months, it seemed like years, of rain, the sun is … 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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Sausages Baked with Radicchio and Grapes

RECIPE: Sausages Baked with Radicchio and Grapes with Balsamic Glaze

I was moved to lascivious greed by this video from Melissa Clark on the New York Times website.   She chars up sausages and radicchio on the grill, and tops them with basil.  It’s so light and summery, but also … 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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