Salmon Rillettes Redux and ‘Goodbye’?

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!”

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 […]

Sardine Escabeche. What Say You?

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 […]

Guacamole Without a Plan

French Fridays with Dorie I’ve never seen anyone follow a recipe for making guacamole. I never even considered that anyone might actually need one. And yet here it seems that a very good recipe for it has ended up in a recipe book about Paris cooking that I have committed to cooking my way through from beginning […]

Beet Pickled Eggs (Deviled too!)

All these years later and I can still hear my mother’s voice whenever I stare down at a plain hard boiled egg: “Trevor, unless you are going to eat these eggs I’m not going to let you decorate any more of them. So are you going to eat them this year?”  “No. I just can’t.” […]

Tuna Rillettes without a Kitchen Island

French Fridays with Dorie – Tuna Rillettes Rillettes are coarse, pâté-like (but not actually pâté) French spreads typically made from duck, pork, or rabbit. They are easy to make and present well as a deeply satisfying appetizer or picnic food. Rillettes are the perfect type of something-something that when added to a charcuterie tray and […]

Quiche Maraichère

French Fridays with Dorie French Fridays with Dorie can be at its best when the assigned weekly dish has me rediscovering a a dish I haven’t enjoyed in awhile since becoming part of a ‘food blogging ecosystem’ that doesn’t necessarly reward the ordinary. I don’t mean to imply that this Quiche Maraichère is unworthy as it is most […]

Dilled Gravlax with Mustard Sauce

French Fridays with Dorie There isn’t much time left in the day to get this Dilled Gravlax with Mustard Sauce up on the blog for French Friday’s with Dorie I’m a bit stressed about it. My stress isn’t due to having suddenly developed a sense of Friday posting timeliness. (I certainly haven’t gone and done something […]

Chopped Liver & Onions: Mme. Maman

French Fridays with Dorie Despite having a rather simple ingredient list I would have to imagine that chopped liver and onions is one of those emotionally connected dishes that will not only taste significantly different depending on who is making it, but also depending on who is eating it. Even the most subtle seasoning variances […]

Fried Olives Stuffed with Blue Cheese

Dear You-Know-Who, Please take a good, long look at these Fried Olives Stuffed with Blue Cheese. There. Thank you. First off, you know we love you dearly, but it is time one of us find the courage and tell you something you might not want to hear. This situation a bit awkward for me as […]

Muenster Cheese Soufflés

French Fridays with Dorie Sad, fallen soufflés More like fancy scrambled eggs Follow directions!   So careless of me I know I should read them first Maybe I had wine…   Butter AND DUST the cups! This is how the eggs pouf up. Just look at these duds!   Still, here I share them. For […]

Socca from Vieux Nice

Socca is a thin, unleavened flat pancake type bread made from chickpea flour. Evidently it is quite ubiquitous along the Mediterranean coast. For some reason it has escaped me.

Back of the Card Cheese and Olive Bread

Give me a glass or two of wine and a few slices of of this “Back of the Card” Cheese and Olive Bread ffrom Dorie Greenspan and then why even bother with cooking dinner?

Cherry, Strawberry, Goat Cheese Balsamic Tartines

French Fridays with Dorie   Just call it ‘tartine‘ That makes everything fancy …Just more stuff on toast Armed with a baguette – Nothing should be off limits From tartine jewels Sweet fruit with pepper Goat cheese and some balsamic: Effortless starter Just keep bread handy Then put any food on it There! You have […]

Apples in Cardamom-Lime Syrup

When life gets a tad complicated and I notice that my usually bright and sunny disposition appears challenged I often opt to take a short culinary recess and liberate myself from my responsibilities here as the witty, cutting-edge world-famous food blogger and raconteur you rely on. Did you miss me?  Do these Apples in Cardamom […]