Category: Recipes

Lamb Navarin

Lamb Navarin

A navarin is a classic lamb stew, and there are many variations. For a tasty peasant-like dish, I make mine the way my mother used to, with an unboned lamb breast.

Tomatoes Maison

Tomatoes Maison

My mother used to make dishes like this when she had a little stale bread on hand and some leftover meat from a roast or stew.

Classic Ratatouille

Classic Ratatouille

Ratatouille is the epitome of Provençal vegetable stews. The vegetables are sautéed individually in oil before being stewed so they keep their shape and texture

Braised Pears in a Caramel Sauce

Braised Pears in a Caramel Sauce

Sprinkling pears with sugar helps draw out their juices and makes a natural caramel.

Stew of Red Summer Fruit

Stew of Red Summer Fruit

The dessert even improves after one day in the refrigerator, when the juices thicken slightly and the flavor of the fruit becomes more intense. It will keep for several days.

Good Lady Apples Bon Femme

Good Lady Apples Bon Femme

For these baked apples, ubiquitous in home cooking as well as in country inns and restaurants, only a few ingredients are needed.

Spicy Rib Roast

Spicy Rib Roast

Although my wife is normally not an aficionado of roast beef, she loves this recipe. The spicy rub — garlic, ginger, sugar, soy sauce, cayenne, dry mustard, and paprika — is the reason why.

Braised Beef in Red Wine

Braised Beef in Red Wine

It’s important to use beef shoulder or shank. These lean yet gelatinous cuts retain their moistness after cooking — a quality essential to the dish.

Veal Chops with Caper Sauce

Veal Chops with Caper Sauce

This is a good summer recipe. I sear the chops briefly on a very hot grill and then transfer them to a warm oven, where they continue to cook slowly in their own residual heat.

Monkfish Roulade

Monkfish Roulade

A large monkfish fillet is butterflied, rolled up around a stuffing of broccoli rabe that has been sautéed with mushrooms and garlic, and cooked on top of the stove.