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Braised guinea hen (or chicken) with figs from My Paris Kitchen on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Braised guinea hen (or chicken) with figs from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen was one we’d put off, I guess, because maybe people were all like “where on earth do I get a guinea hen?” (me included). Turns out that a 1.13kg chicken is an excellent stand in for a guinea hen and fits […]

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David Lebovitz duck fat potatoes from My Paris Kitchen on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Duck fat potatoes from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s  Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen was the perfect accompaniment to our New Year’s Eve roast beef dinner. Actually, pretty much any dinner. Because – potatoes roasted in duck fat. I mean, come on… David calls for (Yukon Gold or russet) potatoes to be peeled and par boiled […]

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Potatoes, three ways for the Holidays

T’is the season for roast dinners and what’s better than a roast dinner with potatoes?  For my latest piece for The Ontario Produce Marketing Association I was asked to develop a recipe for gorgeous heirloom potatoes for Produce Made Simple and in keeping with the “Simple” theme, I decided not to play too much with […]

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Comfort Food: Easy potato gratin with cheese and bacon

Brrr – the temperatures have certainly dropped significantly over the past few days and we’re well into “Comfort Food” weather. Perfect timing as I’ve just written about one of my favourite comforts foods over on JamieOliver.Com. Mmmm… it’s an easy potato gratin baked with cheese and bacon and topped with slivered almonds and green onions. […]

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For my dad: Favourite twice-baked potatoes

It’s not Fathers’ Day in Australia today but it is in other countries so I’m dedicating this one to my dad 🙂 I’m sure you all have recipes like this one. The recipes that don’t even have names but which everyone in the family knows – in this case “those potatoes that mum always makes”. […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Broth-braised potatoes

This Friday’s French Fridays with Dorie will be short and sweet.  Broth Braised potatoes (page 358) is what I generally do when I boil new potatoes anyway – instead of using plain water, these potatoes are boiled in a broth, enhanced with garlic, lemon zest, bay leaves, rosemary, sage and thyme.  A couple of simple […]

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