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French

  • Aligot (Mashed Potatoes With Cheese)

    Somewhere between buttery mashed potatoes and pure melted cheese lies aligot, the comforting, cheese-enhanced mashed-potato dish from central France. The key to getting a smooth, airy texture is to rice the potatoes while they’re…

  • French Potato Pancakes

    When the chef Daniel Rose was growing up, his mother would make potato pancakes the first and the last three nights of Hanukkah. These latkes are inspired by the French classic pommes Darphin, but…

  • Braised Beef With Eggplant

    The food of Provence usually evokes summer, with lovely vegetables, salads, seafood and a whiff of lavender. But there’s a wintry side to it as well. When a fierce mistral wind blows, it’s time…

  • Rosemary Rack of Lamb With Crushed Potatoes

    Tender rack of lamb, though expensive, makes an elegant roast for a special-occasion dinner, and it’s quite easy to prepare. A brief marinade of pounded garlic and anchovy, Dijon mustard and olive oil heightens…

  • Braised Tongue

    Beef tongue has none of the characteristic challenges of other ‘‘off-cuts’’ — its taste is clean and beefy and its texture is firm and fleshy. Once braised, be sure to peel it while still…

  • Classic Bacon and Egg Quiche

    This is a classic bacon and egg quiche in the Alsatian manner (cheese or stewed onions are sometimes added, though not traditional). It is baked in a nine-and-a-half-inch fluted French tart pan, the sort…

  • Steamed Mussels With Garlic and Parsley

    This is absolutely the simplest way to cook mussels, and perhaps the most satisfying. A big pot of them makes an easy, festive dinner any night of the week.…

  • Garlic Soup

    This garlic soup, which is based on a Provençal recipe, requires a minimal number of the staples that I always have on hand. It calls for garlic; eggs; some sort of pasta; a green…