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Fennel Frond Pesto

Wild fennel grows everywhere along the coast near Cancale, and it's become quite a thing for local chefs to add 'fenouillette' to their dishes. I first made this recipe as a [...]

2023-07-14T04:00:58-04:000 Comments

Spaghetti with Mussels Fra Diavolo

When I was living in Brooklyn, I would often meet friends at one of the many, many Italian restaurants on Smith Street in Cobble Hill for dinner. Once I discovered fra diavol [...]

2022-10-26T05:04:00-04:000 Comments

Wild Garlic Pesto

This stuff is GOOD. It’s probably the best way to preserve wild garlic. I chose to use walnuts here because their flavor wouldn’t overpower the rest the way other nuts might [...]

2023-04-06T04:56:19-04:000 Comments

Summertime Salt Cod

Salt cod is a winter dish in Cancale, and traditional recipes generally involve potatoes, plus lots of butter and cream. This Italian-inspired dish takes it out of that cold- [...]

2021-08-16T03:58:22-04:000 Comments

Sage Pesto

In my garden (if you can call 3 large planters a garden), there is never enough basil and always too much sage. Ergo: Sage pesto. The secret to using sage - or any other non- [...]

2021-12-16T01:18:24-05:000 Comments

Single-Rise Moroccan Bread

This is the homemade bread recipe for people (like me) who don’t just *love* bread baking. It is easy. It exceeds my expectations for shape, texture, and flavor. The dusky, d [...]

2021-03-20T06:26:43-04:000 Comments

Linguine with Clams and Chorizo

Linguine with Clams and Chorizo 2 to 2 ½ lb. (1 kg.) Manila clams (this is what I can find in the Mont-Saint-Michel bay) or littleneck or cherrystone clams (about 50 to 60 sm [...]

2018-01-21T17:33:47-05:000 Comments
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