Warm French Lentils

warm french lentils served on a plate

I could only find French Le Puy lentils in one store locally (and they were old enough to have a layer of dust on top of the bin), so I ordered them online (very reasonable) and two days later this recipe for Warm French Lentils from Ina Garten was in the works. Do we live in an amazing world today or what?

Now, if you don’t like lentils (all 14+ common types? really?) or Dijon mustard, this probably isn’t for you.

But if you do… oh boy, you’re going to love this.

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Kushari

kushari served on a plate

I watched Tony Bourdain eat kushari on a No Reservations: Egypt episode and it looked and sounded amazing to me.

And though he didn’t call it the national dish of Egypt, I have heard some do so.

However, I have seen the name of the dish spelled several different ways: kusheri, kushary, koshari, koshary, and others.

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Norman Rockwell’s Oatmeal Cookies

plate of Norman Rockwell's Oatmeal Cookies

So, I wanted to do something special for you for the upcoming Independence Day holiday here in the U.S. Last year I shared a frozen zabaglione with strawberries and blueberries. And there’s certainly no sane reason not to make it again this year. Or every year for that matter.

But as it happens, I was browsing through the cookbook section of our local used bookstore and found a new volume to adopt and bring home, Maida Heatter’s Cookies. She’s been called the “Queen of Cake” with nine baking-focused cookbooks and a James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame award.

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