A liberal amount of chopped cilantro and tomato stirred into the pot just before serving makes this a memorable way of serving fava beans-Portuguese style.
Few vegetable combinations are more natural than green beans and new potatoes. A healthy dose of shallots adds brilliant flavor to this potato salad.
Tagliatelle with leeks and shrimp is an great alternative to pasta with heavy sauces. Here a light chicken stock complements sauteed leeks and shrimp. This is one of David’s favorite for more than 15 years.
A daube is simply a Provencal-style beef stew, chockablock with beef, carrots, onion, mushrooms, and olives in red-wine sauce. See? You’re fluent in French.
More than just French stew, Provencale Daube is a classic preparation rooted in geography. For a weekend dinner, make a day ahead for deeper beef flavor.
A unique way to roast duck from Gascony. The fat is removed from the pan as the duck roasts, yielding tender, succulent meat. Pair with French Burgundy.
Called chicken grandmere, this French fricassee is full of sweet small onions, whole garlic, potatoes, bacon, plenty of mushrooms, and chicken, of course.
Layers of vanilla cake alternate with a coconut filling and the whole thing is slathered with a fluffy white icing. Crowning touch: A coating of coconut on top.
These buttery little cakes have as tiaras slices of fresh nectarines, though truth be told apricots or peaches would work just as well.
Julia Child didn’t mess around when it came to breakfast. Here her velvety hollandaise sauce is spooned over poached eggs, ham, and brioche, to marvelous effect.
A creamy custard riddled with flakes of sweet coconut. That’s what pasteis de coco, from the Azores, Portugal, are all about.
Seared duck breasts. Wilted greens. Creamy goat cheese. Toasted walnuts. Tastes like autumn to us. Thanks, Charlie Trotter.
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