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Turmeric-Cauliflower Cream Soup

A half of a small head of cauliflower (found in the back of my fridge), some onion and garlic, a potato for creaminess and just the right amount of turmeric and…Presto! A rad [...]

2018-10-16T10:52:01+00:001 Comment

Goat Cheese and Olive Spread

This is one of those recipes to be filed under the ‘Why-didn’t-I-think-of-this-before?’ category. I have loved cream cheese and olive spread ever since I first tasted it in s [...]

2018-10-09T05:19:57+00:000 Comments

Why Cancale?

Why Cancale? I’ve been getting a lot of that question lately from new acquaintances and total strangers (met during hours spent in waiting rooms and airports recently). As I [...]

2018-09-25T12:11:52+00:000 Comments

Catalan Tomato Bread

Pan con tomate/pa amb tomaquet, literally bread with tomato, is a rustic tomato toast from Catalonia (in northern Spain...Barcelona is the capital) that popped up on my radar [...]

2018-08-07T08:52:14+00:000 Comments

Persian Cucumber Soup with Mint

I have been making this soup for exactly twenty years. Exactly. How do I know this? Because I made my first version for it during the 1998 World Cup (when France also won). I [...]

2018-07-24T14:29:01+00:001 Comment

Elodie’s (Easy) Tian

The tians (pronounced tee-ahn) I’ve tasted in France have all been simple, meltingly tender swirls, rows, or stacks of summer vegetables cooked with some garlic, a few herbs [...]

2018-07-23T11:48:45+00:000 Comments

Caprese Polenta Stacks

Caprese salad – that super-simple, utterly addictive Italian combination of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil is such a big part of the French summer food experience that it’s p [...]

2018-07-23T13:01:29+00:000 Comments

Rhubarb Tarte Tatin

Take two classic French tarte recipes and what do you get? This rhubarb tarte tatin, which is so very easy... and effortlessly beautiful. The French are BIG rhubarb fans. The [...]

2018-06-10T05:36:19+00:002 Comments