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. […]
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” […]
Wanted a nice car Got a purple scarf instead It’s a bonne idée! Presents under tree, Dorie and I in Paris My Christmas wish-list. then for the New Year we walk the Champs-Elysées to look at the lights What could be better? Is there anything missing? How about world peace? […]
French Friday’s with Dorie Are you full yet? I don’t mean are you feeling full after getting a good look at this gorgeous Orange Scented Lentil Soup. That would be a good kind of full indeed. Rather I am asking whether or not are you full yet from all the rich, sweet, Christmas foods and […]
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 […]
French Fridays with Dorie Its not often that I am at a complete loss for what I should expect from a recipe but this Chestnut Pear Soup was quite a surprise to me as it was something I quite enjoyed. Usually as I read through a recipe I can pretty much make a good go […]
Thank goodness this delicious rice pudding with caramelized apples is nothing like the sticky paste sort a homophobic bastard once threw at me in high school. It’s sublime!
French Fridays with Dorie. “Floating Island” is the English name for the French dessert “île flottante” or “œufs à la neige” . It uses a French custard dessert sauce called “crème anglaise” which when you translate it means “English creme”. Oh those crazy French. In my family Floating Islands was a storied dessert. One which we […]
Tzadziki is now finding its way onto French tables, Dorie’s included, as a sauce for sandwiches, tartines, and even as a dressing for fresh vegetables and salads. A dollop of this stuff on a few slices of tomatoes given to us by a friend was the culinary highlight of my week. Just sayin’.