Results tagged Moroccan from David Lebovitz

Whew! Last week was a busy one. I was on a deadline for a book, and as always, the last few weeks were a sprint to the finish. My neck still smarts from being glued to my computer, but it was nothing a few post-writing cocktails couldn’t fix. However I barely had time to shop or do much cooking while I had hammering out words. I’m not really a…

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When I went to get the chicken to make my bisteeya, I wanted to follow the recipe to a T. So I went to the butcher to get a precise amount of chicken in grams. Since I wasn’t sure what one chicken thigh weighed, I took a guess that I might need 3 or 4 thighs. Judging from the reactions I get when ordering things…

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Although it’s possible to buy citrons confits at Arab markets in Paris, making Preserved Lemons couldn’t be easier to make and they taste fresher than anything you can buy. I forage through the mounds of lemons at my market in pursuit of the smallest citrus possible. But you may be lucky to have a friend with a lemon tree and they’re probably more than happy to…

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One of the first lessons I learned on my way to becoming un vrai Parisian was to never, ever be on time. I should backtrack and say: One should never to be on time when invited for dinner party. The hosts, who called with my first invitation to a soirée about a week after I arrived in Paris, said “Come at 8pm…But you know, in…

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