grapeseed oil

bouillabaisse-recipe
DinnerLunchSoupsSouth of France

Classic Bouillabaisse

Classic Bouillabaisse Let me just prepare you for the tragic news that this is not a Bouillabaisse. No Bouillabaisse prepared outside of the South of France can be. Our recipe is spot on, and the flavors are reminiscent to the Bouillabaisse I had several times in Marseille. But, still, it's not a real Bouillabaisse.
Harissa Sauce
CondimentsKetoLow CarbNorth Africa

Harissa Sauce [African Red Pepper]

Harissa Sauce I have a confession to make.  Katherine and I are spice addicts and have never met pepper too hot for us (yes, that includes the infamous ghost pepper). Katherine's father used to eat scotch bonnet peppers whole, like devilish amuse bouche, so it's clearly in the blood. But
creamy lobster bisque recipe
DinnerSoupsSouth of France

Lobster Bisque with Cognac Creme

Lobster Bisque The history of Lobster Bisque is quite surprising. Not too long ago, lobster was considered a mark of poverty or as food for indentured servants in Maine, Massachusetts, and the Canadian Maritimes. Servants even specified in employment agreements that they would not eat lobster more than twice per
Japanese Curry
CondimentsJapan

Japanese Curry [Authentic]

Japanese Curry Most people have never heard of Japanese Curry because the word curry automatically brings India to mind. But yes, Japan has its version, which has been overlooked by many in western cultures. How Japan came to adopt and fall in love with curry is thanks in part to the
argentinian chimichurri
ArgentinaCondiments

Argentinian Chimichurri

Argentinian Chimichurri There's dozens of stories as to how the word Chimichurri evolved. Our favorite version claims the word is a bad pronunciation of 'Jimmy's Curry'. Jimmy was an Englishman who apparently  joined the fight for Argentina's independence and made a mean condiment with garlic and chives. So now you're set for your
Spinach Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sage
DinnerTuscany

Spinach Gnocchi with Ricotta and Brown Butter Sage

Spinach Gnocchi with Ricotta Making Spinach Gnocchi with Ricotta has always been a favorite with the kids. Rolling out the dough, mixing the ricotta into the spinach puree and blanching the gnocchi's is always delightful. Making the gnocchi can be a little tricky at first but one important thing to
authentic spanish aioli recipe
CondimentsSpain

Authentic Spanish Aioli Recipe

Authentic Spanish Aioli recipe If I were to tell a Spaniard that our Authentic Spanish Aioli recipe has egg yolks they'd throw me into the Mediterranean. But, for the home cook, two itty-bitty egg yolks will save you a whole lot of time and a whole lot of oil. However, we
olive_tapenade_recipe_without_anchovies
CondimentsSouth of FranceTuscany

Olive Tapenade Recipe without Anchovies

Olive Tapenade Recipe without Anchovies The biggest mistake you can possibly make when making this tapenade recipe is not making sure your olives are pitted before putting them in your food processor or using your favorite chef knife. Ouch! Folding in the rosemary and basil will keep your tapenade looking
Chestnut Braised Beef
DinnerTuscany

Chestnut Beer Braised Short Ribs

Chestnut Beer Braised Short Ribs "Manzo breve costole brasato alla Castagna birra" as the Italians call it is a very time-consuming and labor intensive dish, but one you will never forget. Chestnut Beer Braised Short Ribs is one of those recipes that you can make on the most special occasions, for