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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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Remember me?

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Remember when I used to cook recipes from cookbooks and write about them?  Those were good times.  Wait, why did I stop doing that?   Much has happened since I last posted.  Most of it not food-related but I DID actually … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: Hummus

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So, believe it or not, people get very heated on the topic of food, particularly when it comes to tales of origin and authenticity.  And poor hummus, such a humble yet deeply satisfying food, makes people just bonkers in Israel. … Continue reading

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