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shrimp and mango not quite ceviche

We’re off to Oktoberfest this weekend with some friends. Word has it that the first Oktoberfest was a multi-week wedding celebration for some Bavarian royal or other which turned into an annual event. At some point the celebration was apparently … Continue reading

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gateau basque and cod confit

This past weekend I got to know the oven in our new place a bit better. My initial observation is that the thing is teeny, tiny, but the temperature seems to be sound. Well, at least I think so. My … Continue reading

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sausage-stuffed poussins

So, spring arrived some weeks ago in Frankfurt. The daffodils and cherry trees are in full bloom and I’ve already witnessed the first crazy guy in short sleeves. For those of you from the south who may not be familiar … Continue reading

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garbure from the supermarket

The problem with Fridays is that I’m always hungry. Here’s the deal, my husband and I do our weekly grocery shopping on Saturday morning. This is no coincidence. German shops tend to have idyllic opening hours (for the shopkeepers anyway) … Continue reading

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hurry up and wait roast chicken

Bring on November. I’m so ready. The holidays start on November 11th here in Germany and we are already looking forward to our Martin’s goose. The menus is always exactly the same: goose, red cabbage, potato dumplings, and chestnuts. It’s … Continue reading

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_______ fish with frilly herb salad

My work travel schedule has quieted to a dull roar and I am bound and determined to get back into the kitchen and get caught up on my French Fridays with Dorie cooking before the holiday madness hits. Honestly, if … Continue reading

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boeuf a la mode

Over the course of cooking through an entire cookbook, one gets to know the author a little through her recipes. I have never had the pleasure of meeting Dorie, but after cooking over 150 of her recipes, I’ve learned a … Continue reading

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