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Weekend In A French Kitchen: Lacquered Chicken with Noodle Salad

In Weekends In a French Kitchen On August 16, 2015 9 Comments

Allegedly water does not run uphill, but cuisine certainly does. The French spread their cuisine and cooking styles far and wide through colonization, including to French Indochina. But… Read More »

Weekend In A French Kitchen: That’s How the Cookie Crumbles

In Weekends In a French Kitchen On August 9, 2015 8 Comments

Was it Daniel, was it me, was it the oven, was it the ingredients, was it the phase of the moon? So many questions, but so few answers… Read More »

Weekend In A French Kitchen: The Boulud Punt

In Weekends In a French Kitchen On August 3, 2015 6 Comments

Holy Mackerel, Batman, there is something fishy about this! And indeed there is. The last fresh mackerel seen in the Coachella Valley probably had Alzheimer’s and got into… Read More »

Weekend in a French Kitchen: Almond Gazpacho

In Weekends In a French Kitchen On August 2, 2015 7 Comments

Sizzling hot is good in the bedroom but not in the kitchen. So when it’s too hot to cook, make gazpacho and drink ice-cold cocktails (not necessarily in… Read More »

Weekend in a French Kitchen: Cherry Clafoutis

In Desserts, Food, Weekends In a French Kitchen On July 19, 2015 15 Comments

I cannot tell a lie. Well, of course I can and often do so when the occasion demands. But in this case I am discussing cherries, which makes… Read More »

Weekend in a French Kitchen: Andrew Carmellini’s Bow Tie Pasta

In Entrees, Food, Weekends In a French Kitchen On July 18, 2015 7 Comments

Except for evening attire, Sous Chef eschews wearing bow ties. He has no aversion to eating the pasta version and neither do I. So my interest was piqued… Read More »

Weekend In a French Kitchen: Shrimp with Armagnac

In Entrees, Food, Weekends In a French Kitchen On July 12, 2015 4 Comments

This week my experience with Weekend in A French Kitchen ranged from the complex and wonderful– Chilled Spring Pea Soup from Café Boulud Cookbook–to  the simple and sublime–Langoustine… Read More »

Weekend in a French Kitchen: Chilled Spring Pea Soup

In Food, Soups, Weekends In a French Kitchen On July 11, 2015 21 Comments

“Merde!” was a French expression I heard frequently from Sous Chef as he and I laboriously shucked, chopped, sliced, diced, and otherwise prepared Chilled Spring Pea Soup from… Read More »

Paint-by-the-Number Tomato Salad

In Food, Salads, Weekends In a French Kitchen On July 5, 2015 9 Comments

You don’t often find French recipes that are “Paint-by-the-Number,” but this week’s Tomato Salad with Parsley and Shallots from A Year in a French Kitchen by Mimi Thorisson… Read More »

Daniel Boulud: Skate Wing with Brown Butter & Capers

In Entrees, Food, Weekends In a French Kitchen On July 4, 2015 8 Comments

Bonjour! Welcome to the first installment of Weekend in a French Kitchen. Every weekend for the next 3 ½ years I’ll be cooking my way through Café Boulud… Read More »