Picnic Fare Roast Chicken Picnic
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Picnic Fare Roast Chicken Recipe from Alice

Apparently, when Alice B. Toklas went on a picnic, she did not fool around. I say “apparently” because I can find no evidence that today’s recipe was either taken on a picnic by Toklas or is actually her recipe. I have an uncredited magazine clipping — most likely from the …

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Zarzula Catalan Fish Stew
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Zarzuela Fish Stew is the Catalan Version of Bouillabaisse

Similar to Marseille’s bouillabaisse, Zarzuela from Catalan is hard to pin into a category it’s either a hearty soup or a stew with a tasty broth. And with both soup/stews, there are endless different recipes. The following recipe for Zarzuela Fish Stew comes from Emma Kershaw’s Taste of le Sud …

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Special Classic Beef Wellington with Sauce Béarnaise
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Special Occasion? A Classic Beef Wellington with Sauce Béarnaise

Where’s the beef, you ask? It’s cleverly wrapped like a little holiday gift for your table! I often think of Beef Wellington as a holiday dish but, really, it’s perfect for any special occasion. Including, my birthday which is in August! Now a French chef might put you through your …

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Roasted Shrimp and Tomatoes Spinach Recipe
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Roasted Shrimp and Tomatoes an Easy One Pot Recipe

There is no question that my heart is equally split between France and Italy, which is why I run small-group Goût et Voyage tours in both Provence and Tuscany. The scenery is similar, yet architectural and cultural differences make travel in both locations pure joy. However, when it comes to …

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Chicken Piccata Delicious Variation
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Chicken Piccata Re-imagined: A Delicious Variation

Why does Mark get this 15 minutes of fame? Because even though it’s my birthday dinner, today’s recipe — his “Chicken Marccata” recipe — takes but 15 minutes to make and less time to eat, if you like it as much as I do. Yes, Mark can cook, and could …

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Chicken Black Truffles Mushroom Cream Sauce
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Chicken with Black Truffles and a Mushroom Cream Sauce

If you have never tried a dish with fresh black truffles, it’s honestly hard to know what all the fuss is about. Once your tastebuds have made the connection between the earthy aroma and the intense flavour, you begin to comprehend why chefs refer to these fungi as “black diamonds,” …

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Hearty Winter Stew Grillade Aigriada Saint Gilloise
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For a Hearty Winter Stew try Grillade Saint Gilloise

A slow-cooked meat stew, Grillade Saint-Gilloise, might be the perfect winter recipe. A hearty meat dish, this recipe typically includes beef or bull (taureau) chuck, onions, anchovy fillets, and capers. Sometimes called agrillade, aigriade, in Arles broufade, in Provencal broufado.  The key to this recipe is the long marinating time. …

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Roast Chicken Mediterranean Twist with colatura di alici
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Roast Chicken with a Mediterranean Twist

Once again, I am playing with a recipe from The NY Times. They had a roast chicken recipe that I liked… well, sort of. Honestly, it sounded like a mess on a plate, and I really like to present things with great eye appeal and great flavour. Well, that and …

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seared duck ground cherry chutney
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Seared Duck Breast with Ground Cherry Chutney

The other day I got a text from my friend, Jill, that our local store had gooseberries and did I want any? What a silly question! Of course, I wanted some gooseberries. Within seconds I was dreaming of the gooseberry-almond cake from my days in Heidelberg, Germany. When Jill arrived …

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cumin roasted pork chops
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Wine Pairing with Cumin-Roasted Pork Chops

What’s for dinner? It is a question I have asked myself daily for the past 400 days. Yes, I have cooked every meal since mid-March 2020 at home. No restaurants, no take-out, nothing. But, if you know me, you know I rather enjoyed it, especially these cumin-roasted pork chops. In …

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