Tag: french

Classic Brioche

Classic Brioche

When I first started cooking and baking for myself, part out of necessity and probably part to challenge myself with something new, I began to pay attention to two things. First, discover bakeries, cafes, little restaurants, etc. that were not part of big chains, and […]

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Pavé- The Humble Gratin Elevated

Pavé- The Humble Gratin Elevated

A French term most often used in reference to a square or rectangular-shaped serving of food. The term “pavé” translates as “little pavers” or “cobblestone.” The pavé probably also has roots in the gratin, that dish your mother or grandmother or aunt would bring to […]

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Fish en Papillote (in presents)

Fish en Papillote (in presents)

I like fish. I really do. The problem is not everyone in my home shares the same feeling. I have been told that my salmon recipe(s) are some of the very best anyone has ever had (I promise to share soon), at least at home. […]

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BOOK REVIEW – French Kids Eat Everything

BOOK REVIEW – French Kids Eat Everything

Where do I begin on this one? I mean, I have made a career out of making fun of the French. Their military, their socialist tendencies, their humanist points of view, the fact that they are anti-American, their elitist mentality in everything, and their culture. […]

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SEATTLE – Five Quick Stops at Pike Place Market

SEATTLE – Five Quick Stops at Pike Place Market

Five Quick Stops at Pike Place Market Pike Place Market. Outside of the rain, doesn’t get much more Seattle than this place. Just ask the producers of the NFL. Every time the Seahawks are on TV, especially the “big games” there is the obligatory shot […]

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SEATTLE/BALLARD – Bastille

SEATTLE/BALLARD – Bastille

Having two kids means you grab your romantic dinners if and where you can. When my parents offered to watch the kids so we could take in the final Harry Potter movie, I squeezed them a little further and managed to cram in a post-movie […]

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