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Nori Mashed Potatoes

You might not think of nori as a French ingredient, but the seaweed can be found on rocks along the coast and has been cultivated on seaweed farms around Brittany for decades [...]

2021-05-12T00:26:24-04:000 Comments

Ras El Hanout

This Moroccan spice blend can be made with anywhere from 10 to 50 different spices. The basic recipe here was designed to call for spices you probably already have on hand. 1 [...]

2021-04-19T01:37:08-04:000 Comments

Winter Vegetable Couscous Stew

This Moroccan-style couscous stew is great for weeknights because it can be made with any vegetables you have on hand. Even better the next day, once the flavors have develop [...]

2021-03-17T13:30:18-04:002 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- [...]

2021-04-19T02:00:31-04:000 Comments

Bring Back Le Bricolin!

Long before kale got its cult following in France, Brittany had le bricolin. Also called cow or rabbit cabbage (chou à vache, chou à lapin) because it was mostly grown to fee [...]

2021-04-19T14:01:11-04:000 Comments

Sautéed Sea Beets (Wild Spinach)

On a gray low-light winter day, the only thing that stood out on my regular walk were the deep green tufts of sea beets that cluster around a certain curve of the coast. The [...]

2021-03-17T13:30:25-04:000 Comments

Caramelized Fennel and Carrot Soup

Fennel is a vegetable I find hard to describe to those not familiar with it. The term ‘anise-flavored’ is often used, but I think that sounds like more of a turn-off to most [...]

2021-04-19T14:32:54-04:000 Comments

Butternut Squash Spoonbread

This is one of those recipes that defied all my hopes and expectations—mainly because I defied just about everything I read about how to make it online. While doodling around [...]

2018-11-26T14:33:24-05:000 Comments

Basic French Potage

If there is one French recipe that everyone in the whole wide world should learn to make, it is potage, the blended vegetable soup that was once the start to every supper in [...]

2021-03-17T13:30:27-04:004 Comments
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