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Julia Child’s Eggplant-Walnut Dip

This recipe from the second volume of “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” is nontraditional but very Julia Child, with her famous love of cocktail snacks. Caviar d’aubergines, fluffy eggplant caviar, is popular in the South of France, but this one contains raw ginger and hot sauce, two of the least-French ingredients imaginable. Feel free…

Feta-Stuffed Peppers

These peppers have some heft and give a satisfying main-course feeling. Here, extra-small bell peppers are stuffed with a mild feta cheese and baked with a generous handful of herbaceous bread crumbs. It is a very simple dish, with a surprisingly complex taste, good warm or at room temperature. Ingredients 6 1-inch-thick slices day-old French…

Spanish French Toast

There is French toast, and then there are torrijas, the Spanish version. The origins of both are undoubtedly the same: yet another way to make good use of bread that’s no longer fresh. Though torrijas, like French toast, can be served at breakfast, they can also be a knockout dessert. Ingredients Olive oil as needed…