My Paris Kitchen: Beet Hummus

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  David tells us that France isn’t a “snacking culture.”  They take their meals seriously and don’t like to dishonor them by coming to the table with anything less that a keen appetite.  I guess.  Therefore, many of the appetizers … Continue reading

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My Paris Kitchen: French Onion Soup

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French Onion Soup has got to be one of the most warmly embraced French dishes to come to the US.  Has it ever gone out of style?  It’s de rigueur on any bistro menu in the States and I know that … Continue reading

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My Paris Kitchen: Lemon-Pistachio Israeli Couscous

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  I love Israeli (or pearl) couscous, the world’s tiniest and most adorable pasta.   Here it is cooked and tossed with preserved lemon, parsley, BUTTER, diced fruit (I used cranberries but raisins, sultanas, cherries, apricots, etc. will also work – … Continue reading

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My Paris Kitchen: Fattoush

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Fattoush is such a brilliant idea.  A timeless, inspired solution to the dual questions of “what should we have for dinner?” and “what am I going to do with this random assortment of vegetables?”  It kept reminding me of one of … Continue reading

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My Paris Kitchen: Chicken Lady Chicken

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  If you thought “spatchcocked” was a funny name for a chicken wait til you hear what they call in French.  Ready?  Crapaudine.  Think of it as butterflied if you prefer.   No matter the name, flattening a whole chicken in … Continue reading

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