Posts Tagged ‘recipes’

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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The French Diet: How French Women Eat Rich and Stay Slim

Since writing my book Losing It in France: Les Secrets of the French Diet, I’ve often been asked how French women eat all that rich…

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Moules à la Crème

Right around the coast of France you will find plenty of local dishes containing mussels, but moules à la crème is one of the most famous, featuring two of Normandy’s most loved ingredients.

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Chicken with Morels

There is no surer sign that spring has arrived than the appearance of morels on Paris menus.

On my last night in Paris before a trip to the States, I wanted the kind of meal that I […]

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Creamy Asparagus and Leek Soup

Here is a pretty, pale green spring soup, easy to make for a casual meal but elegant enough to serve to guests.

Recipes for pureed vegetable soups […]

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Eat French—Stay Slim!

That’s what Mireille Guiliano counsels, and I’m beginning to believe it. You remember Mireille: she’s the former CEO of Veuve Clicquot (dream job) and the author of the New York Times best seller French Women Don’t Get Fat.

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Girl Talk with Elizabeth Bard

A few months ago all I was hearing was Lunch in Paris, Lunch in Paris—it seemed everyone who was anyone was reading Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes, by Elizabeth Bard. As usual I was a bit behind on my reading, but I launched into it finally (and appropriately) on my most recent trip to France, several weeks ago.

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A Season for Pleasures . . . Not Pounds

Autumn can feel like a challenging season for many of us. During summer we fall into a more relaxed routine, and when everyone snaps back to attention after Labor Day it can feel like a rude awakening. As we return to multitasking full speed, we often lose a broader connection to season and self and feel stretched thin. There seems to be less time for shopping and preparing food. The weather turns colder and we lose our naturally light summer foods. Between the increased stress, the cold, the heavier food and even the emotional challenges as the holidays draw near, we sometimes get fat.

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Duck Confit, Potato and Green Bean Salad

This is a summer dish that features something I typically associate with cold-weather cooking: duck confit. In France duck confit is widely available prepared. Sometimes it is in jars, and sometimes […]

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Butternut Squash Soufflé

Many people are scared of the word soufflé, which conjures visions of collapsed messes. In truth, soufflés are fairly easy.

This soufflé doesn’t rise to great heights, but that’s OK. It’s still plenty airy, and the […]

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Daube de Boeuf

Though loyal to Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon, I felt like a change this winter. There is a recipe for beef stew in Alice Waters’s The Art of Simple Food, and I was surprised to see the addition of orange peel and cloves to the pot. She includes […]

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Cannelés

Though irrefutably Bordelais, the little cakes known as cannelés have conflicting origin stories. One attributes their development to a group of nuns. A more sentimental spin credits resourceful Bordeaux residents, who scooped up flour spilled from sacks […]

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