Thankful this week for an easy French Fridays with Dorie recipe (herbed olives p 16). Olives macerated in olive oil flavoured with rosemary, thyme, coriander, black peppercorns, fennel seeds, garlic, bay leaves and chile flakes with a little orange zest in there for good measure – the easiest hors d’oeuvre ever!
These were lovely just a few hours after I made them but most definitely improved with age – the next day and even more so a few days later, the flavours intensified. Perfect with a crisp white wine and I love the idea of using the oil for dressing salads, tossing with pasta or drizzling over meat once all the olives are gone.
French Fridays with Dorie participants do not publish the recipes on our blogs (though this week you can find a version of the recipe online here) rather, we prefer if you purchase Around My French Table for yourselves (trust me, you definitely want this book!) which you can do here on Amazon (this link should bring you to the Amazon store geographically closest to you) Or for free worldwide shipping, buy from The Book Depository. Go on, treat yourself then join us here!
Speaking of French, I was featured over on Food Nouveau talking about my “Edible City” (Paris, of course!) this week! Head on over to take a look!