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Caramelized Cherry Tomatoes: a Thrill to Cook and Eat

Summer is here and with it comes its greatest gift: summer sweet tomatoes. We love tomatoes in all shapes and sizes. Sliced and slathered with burrata. Caramelized into tomato tarte tatin. But on quick and easy dinner nights, before a late night ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Jul 14, 2015 |  Original Post

Chilled Nectarine Soup with Caramelized Croutons

My husband and I had only been dating for a few months, when I brought him to the South of France to meet my extended family. It was a curious time in my life. I was fresh out of college. New to the work world. And wildly in love. Straddling two ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Jul 07, 2015 |  Original Post

Salade Nicoise and a French Picnic Brush with Fame

When opportunity knocks, you say yes. No matter what else is going on. Then you juggle things around to make things work. That’s the philosophy I try to embrace, no matter how busy things get. Say yes, worry later. That’s the philosophy ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Jun 25, 2015 |  Original Post

Golden Vegetable Soup: a Forgotten Childhood Staple

My sister called me the other day, asking me for my mother’s soup recipe. This is the soup we grew up with, the soup she served us for lunch on so many cloudy Parisian days. The soup we complained about, bored to tears by its simplicity and ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Oct 30, 2014 |  Original Post

Golden Vegetable Soup: a Forgotten Childhood Staple

My sister called me the other day, asking me for my mother’s soup recipe. This is the soup we grew up with, the soup she served us for lunch on so many cloudy Parisian days. The soup we complained about, bored to tears by its simplicity and ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Oct 30, 2014 |  Original Post

Gratin de Courgettes, Zucchini Gratin: a Vegetable Dish From the Heart of the French Countryside

The greatest highlight of any trip to my mother’s house is dinner. From her timbered kitchen, she whips up feasts, nightly. Some are grand, like Wild Boar with Whisky Apples or duck breast. Others, like her meringues, are more simple. My picky ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Oct 16, 2014 |  Original Post

A Weekend in France in Pictures

We love our life in Chicago, but our family is far, far away. Weekends together are carefully organized, and involve a lot more than a quick car ride. Sometimes, the call of family is so strong that you have to put a stop to everything and just jump ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Oct 15, 2014 |  Original Post

a Few Recipes to Celebrate Bastille Day

When I was a little girl, the Bastille Day fireworks were so close to my birthday that I always thought they were in my honor. Three years ago, we were in Paris on Bastille Day, feet dangling over the Seine near the Ile de la Cite, fireworks ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Jul 14, 2014 |  Original Post

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