Monthly Archives: January 2012

sweet and spicy cocktail nuts

My Uncle Dave has often said that his strategy when hosting a dinner party is to first starve his guests, so that when dinner is finally served they will be grateful and hopefully happy to overlook any cooking mishaps. This, … Continue reading

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broth-braised potatoes and food52

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was Broth-Braised Potatoes, a simple side dish which would seem to go with pretty much anything else you chose to put on the plate. So, what to serve them with? This past Christmas … Continue reading

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dorie’s go-to beef daube

I have been putting off this previously completed French Fridays with Dorie recipe for a while now. First off, hearty Beef Daube is something which belongs to a very cold winter night and it just hasn’t been that cold around … Continue reading

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quatre-quarts

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Quatre-Quarts is what we americans know as pound cake. Quatre-Quarts actually means four-fourths, because the cake is traditionally made with equal measures of eggs, flour, sugar, and butter. Dorie of course jazzes her … Continue reading

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pumpkin gorgonzola flans

Canned pumpkin is something of a commodity for canadian and american expats living in continental europe. Rumors regarding sightings in local grocery stores abound, but I for one have yet to see it in a single store anywhere in Frankfurt. … Continue reading

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cognac chicken

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, M. Jacques Armagnac Chicken (recipe published here in the New York Times), became Cognac Chicken in my household, simply because that’s what we had in our liquor cabinet.┬áThis is my second of Dorie’s … Continue reading

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brioche

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was Bubble-Top Brioche Rolls (recipe published here on Bon Appetit). If ever there was a week when I wish that we had had a Problems & Questions Post on FFwD, this was definitely … Continue reading

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