It’s July 14th, the day to toast to Bastille Day (“le quatorze juillet” in French). The holiday is officially called the Fête Nationale (“National Celebration”). Here’s the history of Bastille Day, which commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris on July 14, 1789. It was a rallying point in the French Revolution. How […]

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[1] Loaded bacon cheese fries are easy to make (both photos © Idaho Potato Commission). [2] A Greek salad with Greek-seasoned fries (oregano, thyme, garlic). Here’s the recipe. [3] Grown In Idaho frozen crinkle-cut fries (photo © Coltrane’s).   July 13th, National French Fry Day: The very name suggests that, no matter how hard you’ve […]

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[1] Today’s featured recipe: Carne Asada Fries (recipe and photos #1, #3, #6 © Idaho Potato Commission). [2] Very popular: steak frites, steak with a side of fries (photo © LT Bar & Grill | Hackensack, New Jersey). [3] Baked fries with bacon, cheddar and scallions. The recipe link is below. [4] Trending: shoestring fries […]

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National French Fry Day is July 19th, but this recipe is winter comfort food. Duck fat fries are a special treat, beloved among chefs. They’re a great accompaniment to grilled meat, roasted chicken, and yes, duck. In this recipe the fries are pan baked, resulting in a crisp duck fat crunch and an aromatic blend […]

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We prefer French toast to pancakes and waffles. The texture and the flavor of good bread, as opposed to the wheatiness of the latter. For Mother’s Day, we’re making this recipe from DeLallo: Raspberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast with Balsamic Glaze. That’s a mouthful, and so is the three-decker French toast napoleon or sundae. The […]

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[1] Bake your own Irish soda bread with this recipe. Photo © The Baker Chick. [2] Turn a loaf of Irish soda bread into French toast or bread pudding. This recipe from McCormick has both raisins and caraway seeds. (photo © McCormick). [3] Irish soda French toast, for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dessert. The recipe […]

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[1] Bouillabaisse, a fish soup or stew from Marseille (photo courtesy Mackenzie Ltd). [2] Escargots, a delicacy of snails in garlic and parsley butter (photo courtesy Williams Sonoma). [3] Tarte tatin (photo courtesy Taste.com.au). [4] Ratatouille with a fried egg (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers).   July 14th is Bastille Day, the national day of […]

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