Monthly Archives: September 2012

Escalopes de veau à la crème, salade mâche-betterave

A friend from England is coming for lunch en route to his Eurostar home. He expects a good meal and you don’t want to disappoint him. But you’ve been working at your computer all morning and now he’s about to … Continue reading

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Salade de roquette, saucisses merguez

Let’s face it — the everyday French chef cannot concoct a major feast every day. There are school nights, work nights, nights when you’re planning a rendez-vous with your lover… Sometimes it’s just a matter of opening up the fridge … Continue reading

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Jambon de pays aux figues, salade tomates-mozzarella-basilic

It’s been rather warm in Paris recently so when my friend Martine stopped by à l’improviste for dinner last night I opted for a couple of starters — proscuitto with fresh figs and tomatoes with mozzarella. Okay, purists might say … Continue reading

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Moules au curry, gambas au pastis, rôti d’agneau aux deux haricots

An esteemed guest was coming to dinner last night — Alison Smale, executive editor of the International Herald Tribune, former colleague of mine when we were both reporters in Moscow in the 1980s, and dear friend. As it was Sunday, … Continue reading

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