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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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red kuri soup

Red Kuri is one of the most commonly found squash options around these parts and I have learned to love them since moving to Germany. First of all, because they are an awfully friendly size for a family of two, … Continue reading

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storzapretis

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Storzapretis, is the last recipe in the Vegetables and Grains chapter of the book, which in turn, is the first chapter that we have completed. Overall a very successful chapter and I have … Continue reading

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pan-seared duck breasts with kumquats

I must have had a premonition that November would be tough because I made the full month of recipes as soon as they were announced. Which is lucky because since then we have had very little time for cooking. Duck … Continue reading

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jerusalem artichoke soup

With only one November left to finish off the autumn recipes the French Fridays with Dorie group is being very season conscious. That means more Jerusalem Artichokes this month, this time in the form of a delicious and warming soup. … Continue reading

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sugar-coated french toast

The Doristas appear to be on a roll with the catch up recipes lately and I am enjoying the trip down memory lane with these posts. I actually have a few to catch up on myself, including Dorie’s Sugar-Coated French … Continue reading

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osso buco a l’arman

Food aversions have been a topic of conversation around French Fridays with Dorie before. It seems that most of us have a few of them lingering from childhood and I am hardly an exception, mine just seem to be a … Continue reading

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