Sauce Gribiche

Sauce Gribiche

One central reason for the beloved quality of French food is the sauces: the range of flavor and intensities is a treasure trove for us. There is, sadly, a little reluctance to go treasure hunting. Truth is, we are all too often in a fast food mood. We are having...
Salmon with Mashed Peas and Tarragon Butter

Salmon with Mashed Peas and Tarragon Butter

The supply of salmon seems endless and almost all of us indulge on a regular basis. After all, if you go to a catered event, your choices generally are steak, chicken or salmon. And salmon is often the safe choice. With safety can come boredom. It’s tragic that...
Green Goddess Dressing and Dip

Green Goddess Dressing and Dip

    Do you like tarragon? French nobility did. As one of the “fine herbes” in French cuisine, tarragon plants were a key component of the gardens of French nobility. Peasants need not apply. And while the French Revolution was certainly not tarragon...