Curried Chicken en Papillote

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 […]

Haikus for a Grande Finale

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 […]

Boeuf à la Ficelle (Beef on a String)

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. […]

Moules Mariniere – Taking the Bait!

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 […]

Pumpkin Stuffed with Fontina, Italian Sausage, and Rotini

Nobody would be surprised should you conclude from the last several month here that I own only one cookbook.  Ms. Greenspan’s tour de force does seem to occupy a disproportionate amount of my culinary bandwidth here these days doesn’t it? During the three-plus years I have visually fed from her book each Friday I remain both […]

Duck Breasts with Fresh Peaches

Another French Friday’s with Dorie written entirely in haiku. This one featuring Duck Breasts with Fresh Peaches which surprisingly was a a perfect dish for an evening of dining in, alone.

Navy Bean with Bacon Soup – Slow-Cooker

By posting this Navy Bean with Bacon Soup during the middle of a holiday weekend I must be hoping nobody will see it. I understand it might appear a bit odd but bear with me. Am I seriously suggesting a big hearty bowl of bean with bacon soup a the perfect way to commemorate a […]

Creamy Mushrooms and Eggs (aka Stuff on Toast)

French Friday’s with Dorie If I were going to write a cookbook entitled “Around My Childhood Table” filled with all the stuff I ate as a kid I would certainly include a dozen different versions of this dish. All of mom’s versions, no matter the ingredients, were always referred to as “Stuff on Toast”. Each […]

Chicken Curry with Peas Alone or as a Pot Pie

Back in my twenties when I wasn’t the glamorous, well-thought-of domestic and entertainment guru and internationally famous food blogger that I am today, I did something I’ve never before admitted to.  I knew it wasn’t the best thing to do but still, I did it. So here goes my admission: I once served dinner guests […]

Beef Cheek Daube with Carrots and Elbow Macaroni

“French Fridays with Dorie”; Recipe Sans Haiku “Daube” is just one of those words used to title braised foods (usually beef) to give them an international sounding panache.   “Panache” is one of those words you can use when describing things that have that little-something-extra stylish flourish.   (Remember what we called it when we […]

Chicken Paillard with Lemon and Black Pepper with Arugula-Tomato Salad

It gets said that whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Actually, I’m the one who says it. A lot. I never utter it in response to fatal threats, however, so I really can’t tell you if its true or not. Rather, I prefer to exploit what I feel is the expression’s inherent irony and […]

Chicken Basquaise

French Fridays with Dorie – Haiku edition Piment d’Espelette: its fancy chili powder “made in the Basque style” Peppers abundant! with a chicken in the pot who would dislike this? Extra pipérade? You do if you are lucky. (Scrambled egg topping.) Chicken Basquaise as interpreted by Dorie Greenspan First, make the pipérade from Dorie’s recipe […]

Meatballs: Vintage Style

“Hey buddy, these fancy meatballs are great! Thanks!” “No problem. It was the least that I could do.” And I meant it. It really was the least that I could do.  * * * My grandmother used to say “be friendly with the neighbors but don’t be friends”.   That pearl of wisdom  sums up […]

Lamb Tagine with Chickpeas and Apricots

Today is Wednesday, and with this  post,  I am beginning to see the value of food blogging memes such as “Wordless Wednesday“, “Photos Only Fridays“ and my favorite:  “Only Recipes on Every Other Month’s Second Thursday“.    I would normally eschew all things  “wordless”  as wordlessness is not a value I would normally cleave to.  Please don’t act […]

Salmon and Tomatoes en Papillote

French Fridays with Dorie Summer is finally here which means nobody I know has any time for anything. I got home at 8:30PM tonight and I certainly didn’t have time to cook a French dinner (or even a “French” dinner.) But hey, its Thursday and I started this French Friday w Dorie project and even […]