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Frisee Salad Lyonnaise-Style

Everything here can be done in advance—even the poached eggs, which only need to be reheated at the last moment. Don’t be intimidated by ...

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Spaetzle with Pepper and Crisp Shallots

We use crisp-cooked shallots often, mostly because they’re easy and we love them; they’re onion rings taken to another level. Here, the s...

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Mashed Potatoes Aligote

You could easily serve this as a main course for two; it not only is substantial but has more flavor than almost anything you could serve...

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Asparagus with Mushroom-Cream Sauce

This is a luxurious dish, but not a difficult one. Ideally, you’d use morels, but those are usually hard to come by—shiitakes will also w...

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Mushroom Spring Rolls

A simple but convincing fusion dish, crispy spring rolls that are baked, not fried, and served with a spicy, nutty dipping sauce. White b...

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Halibut with Mustard-Nut Crust

With the addition of a rich, nutty crust and the step of finishing the fish under the broiler, braised fish becomes a simple luxury. The ...

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Sauteed Chicken Chunks with Harissa and Couscous

Harissa is a delicious North African spice paste—sold in cans everywhere you can buy Middle Eastern ingredients—hot but not fiery. It kee...

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One-Hour Chicken Stock

Our basic stock, quick and easy enough to make while you’re doing something else. It’s so flavorful that you may find yourself regretting...

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Steak au Poivre with Mustard Sauce

A typical Parisian dish, with super-intense flavors. You can finish with chicken stock instead of cream if you prefer.

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French Toast with Bananas

This is a good French toast reast recipe, and really splendid with the baked bananas.

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Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce

Here are poached pears teamed with a fast, fudgy, not-too-sweet chocolate sauce.

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