Tag Archives: Around my French Table

spice-crusted monkfish with mango chatini

Our refrigerator is in a dire state these days. The prime problem seems to be that we have been away from home every weekend since we returned from the States. Which means that I’ve been trying to squeeze these French … Continue reading

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Curried mussels

To this day I remember my first pot of mussels. It was at Hopleaf Cafe in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood, an old favorite of mine when I lived in the city, which specializes in Belgian food and beer. I can’t even … Continue reading

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arman’s caviar in aspic

Phew, well, it’s done, the most dreaded recipe in the book. I feel somehow lighter. In 3+ years of cooking through Around my French Table with the French Fridays with Dorie crew, Arman’s Caviar in Aspic has always lurked in … Continue reading

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fish soup

When I was a child my mother had a rather strict clean plate rule, which meant no getting up from the dining room table until everyone had cleaned their plates. I sat through many university-worthy lectures on the poor starving … Continue reading

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orange and olive salad

I’m a rather notorious last minute packer and can rarely be bothered to even pull out the suitcase until the night before I’m due to depart. I find this to be an odd trait because it so clearly goes against … Continue reading

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lamb and apricot tagine

I have a rather strict “no Christmas until after Thanksgiving” rule. I take open offense at stores which start trying to hawk their Christmas wares before I’ve gotten my first bite of turkey (a losing battle, I know) and I’m … Continue reading

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tartine de Viande des Grisons

Viande des what now? This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe sent me directly to Google to figure out what in the heck we were eating. Turns out that Viande des Grisons, or Bündnerfleisch as it is known in German, is air-dried beef … Continue reading

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