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French Fridays with Dorie: Savory cheese and chive bread. With BACON. On Wednesday.

Yes, yes, bringing up the rear in last week’s French Fridays with Dorie entry.  I am still recovering from the inner ear infection (actually it’s viral meaning lots of rest is the only thing to fix it) but slowly am getting back to normal. I have taught a couple of classes this week (I miss […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Beef short ribs in red wine and port

Aka, the best beef ribs you have ever eaten in your life Oh my, this was honestly one of the best dishes to come out of Around My French Table, and as you know, there have been so many hits so far, this is really saying a lot.  I’ve actually never eaten beef ribs (that […]

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Kitchen Bootcamp: Braising and stewing

I was excited to read that this month’s Kitchen Bootcamp challenge was braising and stewing. There’s nothing like a little braising to tender up even the toughest cut of meat and who doesn’t like a good stew in the winter? I was a little bit inspired by a couple of things this month – firstly, […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Green beans with pancetta

I was so thrilled a few weeks ago to read the list of February recipes for French Fridays with Dorie – since we would be curing our own pancetta for Charcutepalooza, I was excited to use it in this week’s dish: Green beans with pancetta (p 333). Dorie calls it a “simple dish made special […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Orange-almond tart

Once again, this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe required me to face my nemesis – pastry!  I did ok in the past with Dorie’s mustard tart and the chicken b’stilla but I still approached this week with a little trepidation.  The Orange-Almond Tart reminded me of a fancy French dessert (well, I suppose because […]

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