Scrubbing shrimp with salt cleans them. Marinating shrimp in vodka lends sweetness to them. Who knew?!
Some recipes are sooooooooooo ridiculously crammed full of flavor, you may not even notice the relative lack of meat. This is one of those recipes.
With its dark chocolate smack and intense espresso buzz, this mocha creation ought to have a minimum age requirement.
Rice pudding is a Portuguese staple. This lighter recipe, which doesn’t call for the traditional use of eggs, is flavored with lemon and dusted with cinnamon.
Fava beans, Portuguese style. We gotta say, it’s worth all the shelling to get at those beans. Swear.
Few vegetable combinations are more natural or French than green beans and new potatoes. Ooh la la.
So long, pasta that’s buried beneath heavy cream sauces. This pasta is made with a barely there broth and the sweetness of leeks.
Just because you can’t be in the South of France this winter doesn’t mean you can’t eat like you’re in the South of France.
More than just French stew, Provencale daube is a classic preparation rooted in geography, good sense, and even better taste.
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 take turns with oodles of coconut filling and the whole shebang is slathered with fluffy white icing. Uh, yes please!
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.
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