Posts Tagged ‘French recipes’

French Recipes: Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata

Spring has been showing its sporadically sunny self in the City of Light, bringing with it a fresh crop of fruits and vegetables. Artichokes the size of my head are stacked on tables at the weekend marché, and next […]

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French Recipes: Couscous with Chorizo and Fennel

France is a cultural melting pot that you can experience firsthand by simply looking at the people and architecture in Paris. You can also taste the ethnic infusion in many French recipes. It may come as a surprise to […]

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French Recipes: Salmon Mousse

You can always find a generous selection of seafood in Paris. Most larger marchés will have a range of fish from which to choose, and grocery stores also stock everything from white fish to shrimp, scallops and […]

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French Recipes: Sautéed Steak with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

Valentine’s Day can often lead to forced gestures for those not so versed in the romance department. We can blame Hallmark or consumerism for the dread some fear when this holiday approaches. Luckily Parisian […]

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French recipes: Granny Smith apples for a tarte tatin

French Recipes: Tarte Tatin

I like the idea that there are no mistakes in life since you can always learn something from your foibles, and a new path can often be a better one. I’m not so sure this theory is always true when it comes to […]

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French recipes: ingredients for a caramelized onion and leek tart

French Recipes: Caramelized Onion and Leek Tart

The French are culinary masters at both the sweet and savory. Sometimes French recipes can even blur the lines of each with the amount of butter used. Take crêpes, for instance. Whenever I can manage to […]

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How to Frenchify Your Hanukkah

This year the stars aligned to create a superholiday, Thanksgivukkuh (it won’t come around for about another 76,000 years, so I hope you made the best of it!). Now that the pumpkin latkes and challah stuffing are all […]

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French Recipes: Mushroom Pâté

’Tis the season for festive soirées and holiday dinners. I love the French cuisine served at this time of year. You might see oysters, foie gras, filet de boeuf and of course bûche de Noël for dessert. Pâté is also […]

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French Recipes: Escargot Stuffed Mushrooms

Escargots has to be one of the most quintessential French dishes, and what’s not to like? Snails bathing in a golden, buttery garlic sauce is among the French recipes bound to delight people from any country.

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French Recipes: Pork with Balsamic Strawberry Sauce

French Recipes: Pork with Balsamic Strawberry Sauce

Of all French recipes, my favorite to make is the one I create while shopping at one of the many bountiful marchés in Paris. I could just page through cookbooks or look at online recipes, but I’d rather let the […]

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French Recipes: Gougères

My first date in Paris was memorable not just because it was my premier romantic rendezvous with a French man since arriving in the City of Light, but also because of one of the French recipes I would learn and […]

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French Recipes: Roast Chicken

My first apartment in Paris didn’t have an oven. I remember standing in front of the owner, wondering aloud if I could live a year without the ability to bake, brown or roast. She looked at me in disbelief and asked why […]

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French Recipes: Salade Niçoise

Nothing says summer in France to me like a salade Niçoise. The beautifully constructed salad, featuring the best of the farmers’ market, is the ultimate in French recipes and immediately puts me seaside along […]

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French recipes: beautifully presented crab-avocado ravioli

French Recipes: Crab-Avocado ‘Ravioli’

I will confess that I can get oversaturated with sea foam, spherification and other culinary trickery that often comes out of French kitchens. Sometimes I crave the simplicity some French chefs utilize by letting […]

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Spread rillettes de saumon on a baguette slice

French Recipes: Rillettes de Saumon

After eating generous quantities of winter warmers such as foie gras and cheese-heavy French cuisine, it’s time to try some lighter French dishes, and rillettes de saumon is just the thing. Traditional rillettes recipes […]

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