Lots of nights, I crave roast chicken because it's simple and intensely comforting. However, I live alone, and unless I have someone over, cooking an entire chicken seems a bit wasteful. That's why I've taken to roasting rack of lamb instead. It's available in smaller quantities, and when I'm by myself, it feels like a special treat. In this recipe, the lamb is rubbed with a fresh-herb garlic paste before being roasted with tomatoes and potatoes in the oven. The resulting meal is delicious, rewarding, and, with a glass of red wine, wonderfully luxurious. To look at the recipe, read more
Homemade pizza is as easy as one, two, three in this Mediterranean-inspired recipe. All you have to do is roll out the convenient puff pastry dough, top it with an assortment of classic Provençal flavors (like tomatoes and black olives), and bake until crisp and delicious.
Anchovies are listed among the ingredients, but if you can't stomach the salty fish, simply don't use them. For the rapid yet scrumptious recipe, read more
With its thick tomato sauce dotted with capers and black olives, this dish is prepared in the classic Southeastern French style. The flavors meld quickly and the simple meal comes together in less than an hour.
Although the addition of potatoes is not traditional, the starchy vegetables are a welcome ingredient that balances the dish. For a complete meal, serve with a crisp green salad and a glass of Provençal red wine. To look at the recipe, read more
When tomatoes are in season (now!), I like to take advantage of their juicy goodness and use them as often as possible. They taste wonderful sliced and sprinkled with salt, but for something a little more sophisticated serve them stuffed and roasted. Bread crumbs, lots of fresh parsley, and a dusting of Parmesan cheese fill these gorgeous red vessels. A rustic and classic French side, these tomatoes pair perfectly with grilled fish, a light creamy pasta, or a big bowl of steamed mussels. Sound tasty? Get the recipe when you, read more