Monthly Archives: August 2013

Crumble d’été aux prunes, pêches et cassis

We are heading into the home stretch toward the first anniversary of this French culinary site, and as it turns out the most popular category of recipes is desserts. So it seems fitting that I should offer you one of … Continue reading

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Salade estivale

I had a little contest on my culinary Facebook page last week. I asked followers  to choose among three great summer dishes — and the winner got posted on Friday, petits farcis. At the time the weather was glorious, but … Continue reading

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Petits farcis

One of my favorite dishes from Provence is petits farcis — small pieces of zucchini, eggplant and tomatoes stuffed with tiny herb-flavored meatballs. Sweet red peppers are often included, but it’s more difficult to get the shape right. When midsummer … Continue reading

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Haricots verts aux noix en salade

Fresh beans with walnuts, garlic and cilantro — if you have ever tasted this superb combination of flavors, you’ll probably always remember it. And you might even know that it’s one of the signature tastes of the former Soviet republic … Continue reading

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Saltimbocca à la romaine

For the many years I’ve been making this Roman dish of veal and proscuitto rolled up tightly with garlic and fresh herbs, I’ve always assumed it took its name from the shape of the rolls when they’re sliced after cooking. … Continue reading

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Grand aïoli

When hot weather strikes, no matter where I may be in France, my thoughts turn to Provence. I spent the summer there when I was 19, and fell deeply and irremediably in love with the place. The packed red earth, … Continue reading

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