Haikus for a Grande Finale

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French Friday’s with Dorie When we started with French Fridays with Dorie nearly 5 years ago, it didn’t take very long for me to realize there would be assignments which would not do much to inspire my writing. I would dutifully cook the dish as required. Then I would do my best to take a […]

Salmon Rillettes Redux and ‘Goodbye’?

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If you read this blog or any of those written by my fellow Doristas as of late, you must be wondering if you have stumbled upon one of the most protracted goodbyes in literary history. We posted our “final assignment” more than three weeks ago. Yet here we are still wading through our memories, posting […]

Tuna Stuffed Piquillo Peppers – “Aha!”

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French Fridays with Dorie Cooking just under 300 recipes from a single cookbook as full as Around My French Table is no small task. Yet that is exactly what dozens of home cooks pledged to do in 2010 signing up for the online cooking group, “French Friday’s with Dorie.” I don’t think any of us had any […]

Chicken in a Pot –
the Garlic and Lemon Version

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 French Friday’s with Dorie: The Big Finish? (or “How I spent my last 4 years, 7 months and 21 days”) Four years, seven months and 21 days. That is how long it has been since I hit the ‘publish’ button on that very first French Friday’s with Dorie post to kick off one amazing cooking journey. […]

Curried Chicken en Papillote

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A Food Revolution! French Fridays with Dorie Curried Chicken en Papillote should hardly be considered a revolutionary act. But then neither should being able to feed yourself. Sadly, the latter now seems to be. Or at least so says none other than Jamie Oliver, who has taken it upon himself to start a global campaign purposed […]

Sardine Escabeche. What Say You?

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French Fridays with Dorie Given my fondness for these tiny little herrings, I remain surprised by the polarizing effect of sardines. No doubt I will be astonished again today, this being French Fridays with Dorie and the assignment of the day being sardine escabeche. Witness Dorista after Dorista climbing the walls wishing they could make sardine escabeche sans sardines. You […]

Pork Roast with Mangoes and Leeches

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French Fridays with Dorie When I told my husband Thursday morning what was on the menu for dinner that night he received it with very little enthusiasm: “Really? Is that what Dorie eats? Do you have to?” I didn’t quite understand his disinclination, but I too wasn’t very keen to make Dorie Greenspan’s Pork Roast […]

Salmon Tartare.
Because Things Change.

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French Fridays with Dorie When I was a young boy, my friend Tony Macquarie tried to impress the rest of us on the playground when he proclaimed that his father “ate raw meat.” “Oh gross!” we all exclaimed, but still clearly impressed by Tony’s father’s complete disregard for what he put in his mouth. My […]

Waffles and Cream

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  Savor the sweetness Sugar, butter and that cream! Still licking my chops. Hot crispy waffle and a scoop of some ice cream: Won’t sit there that long.       What?  Did you think I would let the French Friday’s with Dorie clock run out without a haiku?  Think better of me my dears.

Liberate Leftovers: Next Day Beef Salad

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This Next Day Beef Salad has a great sense of timing. The Doristas are venturing ever closer to the terminus of the French Friday’s with Dorie project and I can’t help but see it as appropriate to be once again making a recipe so apt at using the odds and ends left lying around the kitchen from previous pursuits Dorie […]