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.
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, 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.
A creamy custard rife with flakes of sweet, sweet coconut. That’s what pasteis de coco, from the Azores, Portugal, are all about.
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