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French Fridays with Dorie: Lemon-steamed spinach

Not much to say about this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Lemon-steamed spinach, p 331) except that it’s my new favourite way to enjoy spinach. I steamed baby spinach with a drizzle of olive oil and a generous dusting of lemon zest and made sure that it was not over-cooked. I served it with […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Herb-speckled spaetzle

Uh oh. That’s what I thought when I saw this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Herb-speckled spaetzle, p 372). Not because I don’t like spaetzle (basically little dumplings) but because I don’t own any thing that can successfully make the spaetzle the correct shape (see here, they’re supposed to be little squiggly thin things).  I […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Go-with-everything celery root puree

I was so happy to see this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Go-with-everything celery root purée, p 254) pop up! I am a huge fan of mashed potatoes, though Neil is not, so I was keen to try this and see what he thought (I knew I would like it!). It’s a simple recipe, […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: (sort of) lemon barley pilaf

Ok, ok, sorry. Another French Fridays with Dorie recipe that I seem to have freestyled. It was supposed to be Lemon Barley Pilaf (p 383) which I was pretty happy about but the day I came to cook it, I realised I had a lovely box of  wheat grains (wheat berries, couscous and bulgur wheat) […]

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Les Petits Chefs make “Temptation Plantain” with Chef Rossy Earle

It was a big week for Les Petits Chefs last week – not only did they teach their parents how to make chicken tikka masala from scratch for Food Revolution Day but they also had regular cooking club.  With a guest chef, to boot – Chef Rossy Earle.  The boys have already had the chance […]

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