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The best moules, ever (until next time)

Dorie’s recipe read, “mussels and chorizo with or without pasta,” but she failed to mention that serving this dish, whether with pasta or not, would generate accolades and exclamations of, “Wow, this is really amazing!” I served without pasta, but … Continue reading

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Stinky cheese: gorgonzola-apple quiche

When I was in France with KDM, she tried to get me to eat stinky cheese.  I gave it my best shot, but each stinky cheese, with its bluish veined ripples of bacterial and mold infection, and its pungent aroma, … Continue reading

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The most perfect food on earth

That would be the potato. I love its many variations. Growing up, however, I was not such a huge fan of potatoes, and I trace my disregard to the staple boiled and mashed potatoes that we ate in my house. … Continue reading

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Dinner and dancing — the french way

We don’t have fancy dinner parties, but because I have been on a cooking jag, it is always good when we can cajole friends and relatives into coming to sample whatever new recipe I’ve decided to try. I know that … Continue reading

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Quatre-quarts: four by four mistakes

When I read the directions for Dorie’s quatre-quarts, this week’s French Fridays recipe, I thought, “Oh, how simple, I’ll double the recipe and make two!”  Dorie notes that the recipe is simplicity itself — four parts each eggs, flour, butter, … Continue reading

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