FFWD – Celebration Week #3: The Play-It-Again-Dorie Recipe

Now that our group has, collectively, cooked through the whole of Around My French Table, we’ve moved on to four weeks of celebratory posts, reflecting on our more than four-and-a-half years of cooking together.

This week, we were asked to:

Choose the recipe from the book that you have made the most often. Or, that you have made a variation of the most. It may not be your favorite or your AHA recipe but it’s the Repeater.

Strawberry Tartine

I’m going to choose a seasonally-appropriate answer to this week’s assignment. Dorie’s Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartine has become an early summer ritual for me. The ingredients enhance the flavour of strawberries at their seasonal peak. And the freshness and portability of this tartine makes it the perfect summer food – whether it’s breakfast on the balcony or a picnic on the beach. So, this is my “repeater” in mid-June.

If you’d put this question to me in November, I might have answered with Roast Chicken for Les Paresseux or Leek and Potato Soup. Ask me in August and I might choose Salmon and Tomatoes en Papillote. On a day when I’m craving a treat, my choice might be Croquants or Marie-Hélène’s Apple Cake, instead.

All of which is to say that there isn’t just one page that’s stained, worn, and in danger of falling right out of the book. There are many.

Which recipes had the Doristas coming back for more? Find out here: Celebration Week #3: The Play-It-Again-Dorie Recipe

Win one of two copies of Jill Colonna’s beautiful Teatime in Paris!


14 thoughts on “FFWD – Celebration Week #3: The Play-It-Again-Dorie Recipe

  1. There were so many to choose from, I agree with you about the season and what comes to mind.
    Those strawberries look so refreshing now. I love all the fresh goodies coming out. I have tomatoes, basil and rosemary growing in containers and love it. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Teresa, you are so right about the recipes! I loved the tartine, and all of the others you mentioned. Yep, the season makes all the difference. Hope you enjoy your weekend!!

  3. Teresa, great seasonal picks – that´s for sure! Love all of the recipes that you mentioned and will gladly revisit many of them in the future as well.
    Have a lovely weekend,

  4. Yup, its really not fair to choose since we never really took a tally. So nice to see that despite our blogger’s compunction to not cook the same thing over and over again we all found recipes to repeat so. yes, LOVE those strawberry tartines so thank you SO MUCH for reminding me about them today when I have a huge basket of them in the kitchen!

  5. Hi Teresa, such a beautiful tartine, I don’t think I’ve ever had goat cheese and strawberries together I bet it is delicious. Have a wonderful week!

  6. That tartine was a revelation and I too have repeated it many times since, usually for breakfast. Also fully agree that my answers are very season and mood-dependent. These past few weeks have been a great reminder (if we even needed one) of what an amazing cookbook this is.

  7. We should have assigned everyone to pick a favorite from each season. You’re right how it depends on the weather outside and what you’re in the mood for (which is often based on what’s in season at the market right now). I’m glad you reminded me about the tartine. It’s strawberry season here too, so I will have to have this for breakfast one (or two) mornings soon, before the berries are gone.

  8. I love that you make your own cherry jam. I have not made the Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartine yet. I have a picnic coming up Saturday and that might just fill the bill. I have so enjoyed being in this group and I miss my Friday posts already. I am looking forward to diving back into the book now that I am home from vacation.

  9. You should see my book! There are so many pages that have fallen out that I can hardly keep them straight. I’m so sad strawberry season is ending here and I missed the tartine. Oh well. There’s always next year.

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