ffwd – never doubt Dorie (aka, who knew?)

This second celebratory week for the French Fridays with Dorie group asks the question “what recipe(s) were surprises for you?”. OK, that wasn’t the real question, but when I think about the title – I think about those recipes where I was very quite skeptical, but learned that Dorie knew what she was doing when she… Continue reading ffwd – never doubt Dorie (aka, who knew?)

ffwd – the “aha” moment (aka, the top 5)

For the next several weeks, the participants in French Fridays with Dorie will be exploring our experiences over the past several years to answer a few interesting questions. This week’s challenge is to “choose your favorite, loved the most, best recipe in FFWD to share this week and tell Why? Also share with us your Top… Continue reading ffwd – the “aha” moment (aka, the top 5)

ffwd – chicken in the pot: the garlic and lemon version

I’m willing to bet that a lot of the people who started cooking with French Fridays with Dorie were at least partially drawn to the project because of this recipe. This particular dish adorns the cover of Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table – the tome that we have been cooking through together for nearly… Continue reading ffwd – chicken in the pot: the garlic and lemon version

ffwd – salmon tartar and waffles & cream

I’m combining a couple of recipes this week – something I don’t typically do – but, well, it happens! And what different recipes they are. I was planning on making the waffles last week, but my week got away from me. Something that happens all too frequently these days. I did really want to try… Continue reading ffwd – salmon tartar and waffles & cream

ffwd – next day beef salad

This week’s French Friday with Dorie recipe is a salad to be made with leftover beef – I think to be exact, the leftover beef from “a Saturday night’s boeuf a la ficelle”. That was one recipe from Around my French Table that I never did get around to trying. But the recipe itself is… Continue reading ffwd – next day beef salad

ffwd – croquants

I had never heard of croquants, and not speaking French, the name of this little confection meant nothing to me. After reading the description of the cookie, the ingredients and method, I was intrigued. Yes, very. You see, croquant means crunchy in French. And the method is crazy-simple. The idea that I might be able to put together… Continue reading ffwd – croquants

ffwd – spice-crusted tuna and scallops

Spice crusted tuna… it sounded like a good recipe, and also a good choice for what has been a busy January. I broke my rule (since I was late making this) and read some of the others’ posts and comments about the recipe. This time it was totally encouraging, since I don’t make a lot… Continue reading ffwd – spice-crusted tuna and scallops