Salad 1-2-3

July 21, 2014

Or Jetlag Salad, if you prefer. When I’m thrown back in time seven time zones, as I was last week, I need something that’s healthy — and super-quick to put together. You need: 1. Rotisserie chicken 2. Arugula 3. Croutons (in this case, ones made from Eric Kayser olive bread that I brought back in […]

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Nanashi

July 14, 2014

I may or may not have been in a certain shop in the Marais the other day just to see if perhaps the leopard ankle boots I’d spotted in the window in April (and tried on) gone on sale. And I may have tried them on (again). When I found out the price (60 percent […]

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10 Things I Love About Spain

July 6, 2014

I’ve just spent a week and a half in Spain, which began with a brief visit to Seville and ending with nearly a full week in Madrid. I’ve been to Spain a few times before, but not for this long…which now seems far too short. I’m already plotting my next trip back. Here are some […]

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Seville: Tapas and Tio Pepe

July 1, 2014

It is always a good idea when in Spain to eat jamon Iberico de bellota, the ham that comes from the pata negra (black foot) pigs, who, by the way, are also black all over — which is in part why the meat is so dark, along with the acorns (bellota) that these free-ranging in […]

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Potato Salad with Chimichurri

June 17, 2014

A wonderful mistake, this was. I’d been working up a menu for an upcoming Cowgirl Chef column for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on an after-the-fireworks Fourth of July party, and I had my other components all figured out, recipes written, tested and photographed — Red Snapper Ceviche with Tortilla Chips, Flap Steak Sandwiches with Onion […]

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Texas Peaches

June 11, 2014

Besides the availability of tacos on practically every street corner in Dallas, one of the things I missed about Texas every summer while in Paris was the peaches. I like to cut them up and mix them up with Greek yogurt (or now, the Noosa plain one, which I’m totally addicted to) and muesli and […]

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Tabbouleh

May 7, 2014

If you’re detecting a theme here, yes, I’m definitely into making Middle Eastern food right now. I ate so much of it in Paris last month and it’s been just the thing to throw together quickly as the days have been getting longer and warmer. I’ve never been a huge tabbouleh fan — until now. […]

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Le Mini Tour: Brocantes, Bistros and Baguettes

April 28, 2014

Oh how I love the food markets in Paris on the weekends…and my favorite flea market at Porte de Vanves! Because you asked for it, I’m launching a mini version of my Brocantes, Bistros and Baguettes tours in Paris, which will replace the more intense three and four-day tours. The idea is to share my […]

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Smoky Eggplant Dip

April 18, 2014

One of the things I love about Paris is I’m always discovering something new, and often in the most unlikely of places. Like this dip, a spontaneous grab and go purchase at the end of the day — at Monoprix! — along with some fresh pita that, with a bowl soup, was going to be […]

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Best Baguette of Paris 2014

March 23, 2014

Sometimes my timing is the worst ever, but this is not one of those times. As if being back in Paris again couldn’t be better, the winner of  the annual best baguette competition was announced recently, and as luck would have it, the boulangerie is right next to my favorite weekend flea market, Porte de […]

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