So... (French Fridays with Dorie: Riviera Fish Soup & Cabbage and Foie Gras Bundles)

I am supposed to be writing a post about fish soup and cabbage and foie gras bundles.

Um yeah.

About that. 

I have nothing witty or insightful to say about either.

I am going to come right out and admit it...


If you are offering... (Tuesdays with Dorie Baking Chez Moi: Pink Grapefruit Tart)

Grapefruit is one of those citrus that people seem to have a love/ hate relationship with.

It evokes some pretty strong feelings.

It is evident by the way that a persons face either lights up or turns into a scowl when the word "grapefruit" pops into a conversation.



This I know... (French Fridays with Dorie: Vanilla Braised Lobster)

These things I know to be true:

1) A woman did not design airport bathrooms. At a minimum, the person who has designed airport bathrooms has never tried to juggle a roller-board suitcase, a carry on bag and a coat while performing stall gymnastics. Just saying.

2) If you are running tight on a connecting flight (as in ten minutes from the time you land) and your flight is leaving out of the last possible gate in Terminal F - you are almost certain to land at the furthest gate in Terminal B and will have to take a ridiculously long shuttle ride (after waiting in a very long line) to get to the next gate. (I'm looking at you, Philadelphia airport)


Now what? (French Fridays with Dorie: Chicken Couscous)

So...my 19-year old decided about a month ago that she is now a vegetarian.

Oh wait, let's back up... my VERY FUSSY 19-year old decided suddenly that she is now a vegetarian.

Now what?

Her impromptu decision could have proven a little challenging considering that the star of this week's dish is...chicken; but with a little bit of improvisation the challenge became an opportunity.


I am not alone (Tuesdays with Dorie Baking Chez Moi: Marquise au Chocolat)

I've said this before and I'll say it again.

I am not in love with chocolate.

I have been wondering if I am the only one out there, but Google tells me otherwise. If that wasn't enough to convince me, the fact that Bon Appetit published a whole post on desserts for chocolate haters tells me that I am not alone.

I. Am. Not. Alone.