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FFwD: (Almost) Sardine Rillettes

Oh….I tried for this French Fridays with Dorie. I really, really did. I bought sardines. I brought them home. I opened the can. I was not freaked out by the little skin-still-on, headless bodies. No. I took one out and scraped the skin off and was going to take the bones out and then […]

Brunch: Poached Eggs over Polenta & Greens with Chili Oil

This is a meal that I kind of reverse-engineered from our many brunches at Accanto. Although I have tried many things there for brunch, the dish this is based on is my favorite.

You could easily start here and add even more too it — maybe cook the greens with pieces of crisp bacon? […]

FFwD: Asparagus & Bits of Bacon

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie is asparagus. And bacon! Hooray! I really liked this recipe and it was very simple. We had it on the side of the Fennel-crusted Tuna. I made a half recipe and in lieu of a nut oil, I used olive oil and tossed in a few toasted almonds. […]

Fennel-Crusted Tuna with Lemon Aïoli Over Couscous

I think this is one of my new favorite tuna meals. It can be served warm or cold, making it a perfect meal year-round. Since we are still a little cold out, I opted for warm, but you could just as easily making everything earlier in the day (up to actually slicing the tuna), […]