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Summer reads: My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz

Like many of you, I suspect, I’ve been a big fan of David Lebovitz for many years now. When I found out his latest book was to be called “My Paris Kitchen“, I eagerly anticipated its release date.   Over the years, I have really enjoyed reading David’s experiences with his search for a Paris […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Mahi-mahi with capers, cornichons, and brown butter sauce

Yes, it’s another fishy recipe for this week’s French Fridays with Dorie (skate with capers, cornichons, and brown butter sauce, p 291). I’ll admit I didn’t think far enough ahead be able to get skate (most likely this would have required a special trip to the market or ordering it in at my local fishmonger). […]

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Dorie Greenspan crab and avocado salad from Around my French Table on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Crab and avocado salad (not ravioli)

Well now. I knew from the get-go that I wouldn’t be able to follow the directions for this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (crab and avocado “ravioli”, p 185). It’s an odd recipe to start with – calling for very finely sliced avocado using a mandoline (which I don’t have and even if I […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: salmon rillettes

Can I tell you a little secret? I made this week’s French Fridays with Dorie dish (Salmon Rillettes, p 28) back in April 2012! The timestamp on the photos told me that! Let me explain… When I was making the dish for April 13th 2012 (that was supposed to be sardine rillettes), I (un)intentionally made […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Piperade stir fry

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe is a great example of how a few simple ingredients with a simple preparation can really shine as a dish.  The Pipérade Stir Fry (p 341) is a version of the Basque specialty of pipérade - prepared with onion, green peppers and tomatoes sautéed with piment d’Espelette (and yes, the […]

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