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 […]

Cure-All Soup from Côte d’Azur

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I would be ever so grateful if this supposed cure-all soup from the Côte d’Azur could cure all that ails me. For instance, last week I lightly sprained my ankle while jogging. That alone wouldn’t have been so bad had I not later badly burned my hand in an embarrassing, exceptionally brainless stove incident which also […]

Moroccan Couscous Salad

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French Fridays with Dorie Truth time: my pantry is a disaster. My teeny tiny kitchen cabinet is more like an orphanage for never-to-be used again ingredients than a place to store the most-commonly-used food ingredients. Disordered shelves are jam packed with former ‘exotic all-stars’ now rendered useless as the odds got ever slimmer I would […]

Smoked Salmon Waffles with a Poached Egg

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French Friday’s with Dorie When I read the French Friday’s with Dorie recipe some weeks I often jump to the conclusion that I just might delay cooking the recipe until, well, forever. Then, after a day or two I will either get struck by a lightning bolt of silly inspiration, a giant pang of guilt for letting […]

Sausage Stuffed Cornish Hens

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French Friday’s with Dorie – Its a “Food Revolution!” Today is Food Revolution Day, a day started by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to encourage all manner of food people around the blogosphere to do something, to do anything, that gets kids interested in eating and cooking good food. As was done last year, the denizens […]

Broiled Leeks Vinaigrette with Mimosa

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French Fridays with Dorie – Haiku Fridays what do we have here? broiled leeks with mimosa so why no champagne?   A platter of leeks set  for your guests to enjoy an elegant dish   named for a flower   and when combined with the leeks: Intoxicating  

Tuna Rillettes without a Kitchen Island

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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 […]

Spring Veal Stew – the green kind.

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French Fridays with Dorie I’ve never been much for those” impromptu dinner party” sorts of things. At least not when they appear suddenly at my house around my dining room table. These are those hastily thrown together gatherings where guests show up on a moment’s notice and it is implied that they agree to consume […]

Baby Bok Choy en Papillote with Snow Peas & Garlic

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French Friday’s with Dorie – Haiku! I see it again packed nicely, four to a box how does one eat it? First kiss it with mint huddle with peas, mint, garlic Steam it in foil slide in the oven fifteen minutes to heaven open and enjoy