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Perfect Roasted Potatoes
Perfect Roasted Potatoes

I believe in striving to master simple dishes. I don’t aspire to be a person of whom one says, “what […]

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  • January 12, 2010
Carrot and Ginger Pickle
Carrot and Ginger Quickie Pickle

Pickling means preserving food in a seasoned brine or vinegar mixture, and in case you didn’t get the memo, pickles […]

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  • December 8, 2009
Spaghetti Squash Gratin with Bacon and Walnuts
Spaghetti Squash Gratin with Walnut and Bacon

Gratin de courge spaghetti, noix et lardons It saddens me when people attemp to pass off food items as something […]

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  • November 24, 2009
Eggplant and yogurt dip
Roasted Eggplant and Yogurt Dip

When I recovered my kitchen after seven weeks (seven! weeks!) of renovation chaos — and this was just to redo […]

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  • September 8, 2009
Roasted Patty Pan Squash with Chickpeas
Roasted Patty Pan Squash and Herbed Chickpeas

[Pâtissons rôtis et pois chiches aux herbes] The patty pan squash (in French: le pâtisson) is a member of the […]

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  • August 11, 2009
French Scalloped Potatoes (Gratin Dauphinois)
French Scalloped Potatoes (Gratin Dauphinois)

As promised when we talked about potato gnocchi earlier this month, here is my recipe for French scalloped potatoes or […]

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  • June 23, 2009
Japanese-Inspired Quinoa
Japanese Inspired Quinoa

As I mentioned in the January newsletter and on this forum thread, one of my current aspirations is to learn […]

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  • January 27, 2009
Saffron-Roasted Cauliflower
Saffron Roasted Cauliflower

Roasting summer vegetables comes quite naturally to most cooks, I believe, but not everyone thinks to submit their winter counterparts […]

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  • December 3, 2008
How To Shell Fresh Peas
On Fresh Peas, and How to Shell Them

I did not grow up eating peas. My mother didn’t like them so they never appeared on the family table, […]

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  • May 27, 2008
Jo Jo Potatoes
Jo Jo Potatoes

Perhaps you remember Braden and Laura from the post I wrote about their underground restaurant venture: Hidden Kitchen has been […]

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  • October 10, 2007
Photography by Françoise Nicol for The French Market Cookbook
Cauliflower Gratin

Gratin de chou-fleur Ever since my casual mention of my mother’s cauliflower gratin a few weeks ago, requests for the […]

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  • January 23, 2007
Green Beans
Chicken Family Green Beans

As much as one likes to cook, one has to admit that on some nights, a bit of convenience and […]

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  • August 2, 2006
Zucchini Poppy Carpaccio

[Zucchini Poppy Carpaccio] As promised, here is the recipe for the first course in the flower menu I created for […]

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  • June 14, 2006
Rice Cakes

[Rice Cakes] “Waste not, want not“, saith popular wisdom. I do hate having to throw out good ingredients or tasty […]

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  • September 22, 2005

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