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Cornes de Gazelles

Cornes de gazelles are crumbly, crescent-shaped cookies filled with cinnamon, almonds and an intoxicating dose of orange blossom water. Ingredients For the filling: 2 ½ cups (10 ounces) blanched, slivered almonds ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons orange blossom water 2 tablespoons clarified butter, melted 1 egg white ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon finely…

French Toast Amandine

One of my daughters came up with this recipe on the morning after we worked together on a dinner of weakfish amandine, the fillets sautéed in brown butter and scattered with almonds. She asked: “Couldn’t we do something similar with French toast? And make it, like, sweet?” We certainly could, and we did: a simple…

El Presidente

Ingredients ½ cup pomegranate juice ½ cup superfine sugar 1 ½ ounces white rum ½ ounce orange Curacao ¾ ounce French (dry white) vermouth Orange-peel twist, for garnish Nutritional Information Nutritional analysis per serving (1 serving) 598 calories; 0 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 0 grams monounsaturated fat; 0 grams polyunsaturated fat; 117 grams…

Red Hot Ale

Ingredients 3 ounces amber ale 1 ounce Cognac ¼ ounce simple syrup ¼ ounce lemon juice 3 dashes orange bitters Dash of salt Nutritional Information Nutritional analysis per serving (1 serving) 127 calories; 0 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 0 grams monounsaturated fat; 0 grams polyunsaturated fat; 8 grams carbohydrates; 0 grams dietary fiber;…

Croque-Monsieur

While French restaurant and country cooking have been thoroughly examined by American home cooks, somewhere between the two styles lies a branch of cuisine that has been almost entirely missed: France’s bar and cafe food. This is the realm of snacks like tartines and rillettes, salads and savory tarts, and one of most delicious of…

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