Category Archives: French

Bistro Dinner Part 2: Dark Chocolate Souffle

After watching enough episodes of Top Chef, I have become thoroughly convinced that souffles are the devil. They don’t rise. They don’t end up having the right consistency without precisely the right oven temperature. They’re just overall a big mess. … Continue reading

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Bistro Dinner Part 1: Sole Roulades and Crispy Pan Fried Potatoes

Good things come in small packages–and oh, how true that old adage is. In this particular case, the small package was a rolled up fillet of sole, encasing two thin lemon slices and a delicate pesto sauce. Once baked, this … Continue reading

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A Brandied Plum Clafoutis, Pour La Vie

I’ve found myself tagging a slew of posts with ‘summer.’ As the weather misbehaves yet again, I’m forging ahead with BBQ and picnic-appropriate recipes. Luckily, this plum clafoutis (pronounced KLA-FOO-TI), is actually appropriate for any time of year. A clafoutis … Continue reading

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Cafe Claude: Alley Dining

Whenever a friend suggests that we meet up after work to grab dinner at a ‘convenient location,’ it usually means downtown–especially if said dinner were to take place right after work, or with a friend that’s coming into the city … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Crepe: Buckwheat Galette with an Egg

Update: October 31, 2010: This recipe can now be found in Foodista’s Best of Food Blogs Cookbook: 100 Great Photographs, Recipes and Voices. Buy it on Amazon! The first time I went to Paris was with my family, when I … Continue reading

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