pan bagnat
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Provençal Pan Bagnat Recipe

Pan Bagnat was the frequent lunch of my lean student years. It literally means "wet bread". A provençale street food, it is prepared using crusty bread, and soaking both sides of the bread with olive oil and vinegar, then layering the sandwich…
choucroute
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French Choucroute Garnie Recipe.

Choucroute is the national Alsatian dish It straddles French and German Cuisine frontiers, and merges them beautifully. Choucroute is the French etymological take on Sauerkraut. Called Choucroute Garnie (garnished), because it always comes…
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Chicken Marengo Recipe

Chicken Marengo is named after one of Napoleon’s victories So big of the little King to have immortalized such delicious dishes, the other being his eponymous pastry: All these armies were not decimated in vain... The trademarks of Chicken…
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Cherry Clafoutis Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Clafoutis is a delightfully rustic baked French fruit dessert It is traditionally made with berries or cherries, but often made with apples as well, arranged in a tart pan and covered with a thick flan-like batter. My clafoutis is a winner:…
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Chicken with Granny Smith Apples Recipe

Granny smith apple is the star of this rustic and delicious Classic French dish. You will love the crunch and tang of granny smith apples, and the great pairing with chicken! Be sure to use (green) granny smith apples, as their crisp texture…
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Tuna Steaks, Spinach Corn Ragout. Salmon Variation

I urge you to get familiar with Frozen Tuna steaks: You're in for a treat! While fresh tuna is most often not affordable (sorry to say I never get near it), frozen tuna steaks are the best deal: individually wrapped, sushi quality, at less…
beef stroganoff
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Dairy-Free Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Beef Stroganoff used to be off limits to many of us: The traditional dish is verboten to both Kosher diners and dairy-intolerant diners, as it includes a (dairy) cream sauce. But Vegan Sour Cream makes this treat possible! I love to use London…
turkey terrine
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No-Bake Tricolor Turkey Terrine. Paté Variation

My Tricolor Turkey Terrine is a godsent: Not only after Thanksgiving, but anytime you have leftover turkey, or chicken for that matter. The other day I was idling in front of my open freezer, looking at what goodies I might find, and came…
Crepes Recipe. All Fillings. Gluten-Free Friendly
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Crepes Recipe. All Fillings. Gluten-Free Friendly

You say Pancakes, I say Crepes! One bite and you'll understand why these French gems are so popular with children big and small! How will we ever know how wonderful crêpes can be if all we’ve been doing so far is opening a commercial…
chestnut soup
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Chestnut Soup Recipe. Vegetarian. Gluten-Free

This Chestnut Soup is now a big star at my house and beyond, and not just on Passover but all year round. Hard to believe my chestnut soup was a product of totally "unplanned parenthood", just from trying to mix and match some goodies at the…
white bean soup
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French Herb White Bean Soup Recipe

Herb White Bean Soup: I am mighty proud of my creation! A rustic, low-cost and low-maintenance feast, and a meal in itself. Straight from my latest Cookbook, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen. Since so many of my recipes are  so elastic, I…
pate de campagne
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Paté de Campagne Recipe. All Garnishes

Pate de Campagne is the ultimate French delicacy. Consider it the best homemade Charcuterie dish. Rustic luxury at its best. Although this Paté de Campagne is fabulous as is posted below, there are so many variations on the great French…