oeuf à la coque

Each week, I look forward to Friday evening. Not only for the obvious reason (it’s the start of the weekend, after all) but because just before dinnertime on Fridays I spend one hour tutoring two fantastic eleven-year old twin girls in English. Oftentimes, at some point during the lesson, their smiley and sporty mother ducks…

corsican chestnut cake

You may remember my excitement a few months ago when I bought a kilo of chestnut flour and made some kickin’ chesnut crepes. I had big plans to put this flour to use, seeing how the chestnut enjoys a nearly revered status in Corsican cuisine. Alas, I’m ashamed to report that my bag of flour…

bulgur & savoy cabbage casserole

Let’s talk about bulgur. If you’re a fan of Middle Eastern cuisine, you may know this whole grain as the star of tabbouleh (or tabbouli) and kibbeh (or kibbe). But you’d be selling yourself short if you thought that bulgur can only be used in dishes that have about a hundred different spellings. Bulgur can…