French Friday’s with Dorie
My favorite ingredient for this French Friday’s with Dorie Boeuf à la Ficelle (Beef on a String) dish was not the delicious and tender grass-fed specimen of filet mignon I paid a small fortune for. Nor was it the organically grown rainbow carrots with their timely anti-Russian homophobia political messaging that purchased at a local farmer’s market. Nor was it the somewhat freaking looking oxtail that I had to ask our butcher about twice before he would get one in stock for me to cut up and boil away in a sublime stock. And surprisingly, it wasn’t even the celeriac, a vegetable flavor that never fails to take me back to one sexy and somewhat debauched summer memory of mine.
My favorite ingredient in this one was the kitchen twine. [Read More...]
Will you just look at these?
I am feel like I am selling out several of my strongly held principles this minute by posting a Fudgy Cherry Port Brownies post on Valentines Day. Why in god’s name am I doing this when my personal disdain for the day is rather well known? In fact, you could say that it is award winning. Yet here I am not only posting a ridiculously romantic Valentine’s dessert (see the red people? That makes it Valentine’s Day worthy) but also specialty brownies. I don’t even like specialty brownies! [Read More...]
French Friday’s with Dorie I generally try to avoid cream puffs. These creamy sweet desserts such as eclairs and other puffed dough balls filled with whipped cream have never been a particular favorite of mine. They remind me of overconfident Frenchmen who are obnoxious yet still win you over with their charm. I’ll explain later. […]
French Friday’s with Dorie Moules Mariniere is one of those dishes I only eat when I am far from home. I have fond memories of eating them as a late afternoon lunch at a French bistro when the steaming, wine flavored broth was just the right tonic for restoring my faith after a long day […]
French Friday’s with Dorie People who can take a small bit of this, combine it with a little scrap of that, and turn it out into a terribly chic and stylish something-or-another, all with seemingly little or no effort irritate me greatly. I hate them. And yes, by “hate” and “irritate” I mean their talent makes […]
French Fridays with Dorie We’ll start this off by saying that this mushroom macaroni cheese is no more “risotto” ’cause it is cooked by stirring it in a hot broth than pizza becomes “Hawaiian” when you top it with a some pineapple. Nonetheless, Dorie Greenspan’s French friend managed to wow her with her “Dressy Pasta Risotto” […]