Category Archives: Around My French Table

Possibly the best, certainly the easiest, biscuit recipe in the world

I first came across a recipe for croquants in Dorie Greenspan’s book and it sounded too good to be true: thrifty, fast, easy. Then in her friend David Lebovitz’s book Ready For Dessert I saw another, but this time in grams … Continue reading

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Dorie Greenspan’s Vietnamese chicken soup

Fed up with all that heavy food? Yes, me too a bit. Probably that second, or was it third?, slice of blue cheese tart that did it. This gorgeous Vietnamese soup is the perfect antidote to all of that buttery, … Continue reading

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A Proper Chicken Couscous

Couscous, in the summer, is a perfect match for tomatoes, feta, lemon juice and coriander. But in the winter I want what I think of as ‘French’ couscous: some lamb or chicken, cooked slowly in a spicy broth full of … Continue reading

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Christmas pressies for foodies

It is the last day of November and, although I have already been listening to carols (choir oblige…) and thinking about cakes and mince pies, I have yet to buy one present. But, since all the food books of 2011 … Continue reading

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Midweek roast chicken recipe: not an oxymoron

There are two things that might put you off roasting chicken midweek…no, make that three: the time, the mess and the expense. However, if you own a good casserole dish (a Dutch oven to you ‘Mericans) you can a) make … Continue reading

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Comfort blanket: chestnut and pear soup

It is officially cold. And there are two or three things I do when the mercury drops so far: first, I put a blanket on the bed, second I think about turning on the heating but resist it as long … Continue reading

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Dorie Greenspan’s lamb and apricot tagine recipe

I’m a bit late today, for which I apologise. My Mum arrived from the States this morning and, well, there was a flat to vacuum and a bathroom to clean before I could think about WTF we are going to … Continue reading

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