French Fridays with Dorie Anniversary

This week marks my first year cooking and blogging with the French Fridays with Dorie group.  This “Dorie Anniversary” feels like a true milestone.  It’s the first time I get so much metaphorical mileage out of a cookbook.  I also credit FFwD for helping me keep a blogging schedule/output consistency.  

To begin celebrating this happy occasion, I’m listing all twenty-four recipes that will be getting the “Catching Up with Dorie” treatment in the coming months.  Seventeen are from before I joined the group; the  seven starting with the Torteau de Chevre are the ones I missed after February 2011.

Here’s to accountability!  Thank you for joining me here for the last year – I look forward to a couple more years of cooking with the group and sharing with all of you.

** Edited to add recipes not completed as of January 2nd, 2012. I feel at risk of losing my FFwD card-carrying status! How much catch-up can I pull off before my next French Fridays with Dorie Anniversary?

  • Gougeres
  • Gerard’s Mustard Tart
  • Hachis Parmentier
  • Marie-Hélene’s Apple Cake
  • Potato Gratin
  • Caramel-Topped Semolina Cake
  • Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flans
  • Roast Chicken for Les Paresseux
  • Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Nuts
  • My Go-To Beef Daube
  • Leek and Potato Soup
  • Spiced Butter-Glaced Carrots
  • Paris Mushroom Soup
  • Gnocchi a la Parisienne
  • Michel Rostang’s Double Chocolate Mousse Cake
  • Basque Potato Tortilla
  • Orange-Almond Tart
  • Torteau de Chevre
  • Roasted Rhubarb
  • Chunky Beets and Icy Red Onions
  • Cinnamon-Crunch Chicken
  • Spiced Squash, Fennel, and Pear Soup
  • Braised Cardamom Curry Lamb
  • Crème Brûlée
  • Quatre-Quarts
  • Cheese Soufflé
  • Navarin Printanier
  • Provencal olive fougasse
  • David’s seaweed sablés
  • Corn Pancakes
  • Honey-Lime Beets
  • Crunchy ginger-pickled cucumbers
  • Blueberry marscapone roulade
  • Salmon with basil tapenade
  • Lemon barley pilaf
  • Tomato-cheese tartlets
  • Warm scallop salad with corn, nectarines and basil
  • Cafe style grated carrot salad
  • Peach Melba
  • Minted zucchini tagliatelle with cucumbers and lemon
  • Eggplant “tartine” with tomatoes, olives, and cucumbers
  • Spiced-poached apples or pears
  • Chicken basquaise
  • Endives, apples, and grapes
  • Hummus
  • Spur-of-the-Moment Vegetable Soup aka Stone Soup
  • Mushroom and Shallot Quiche
  • Top-Secret Chocolate Mousse
  • Goat Cheese Mini Puffs
  • Herbed Olives
  • Beef cheek daube with carrots and elbow macaroni
  • Creamy cauliflower soup sans cream
  • Chcken apples and cream a la Normande
  • Cheeze-it-ish crackers
  • Go-with-everything celery root puree
  • Herb speckled spaetzle
  • Long and Low apples
  • Chicken liver gateaux with piclked onions
  • Shrimp and cellophane noodles
  • Brown Sugar squash and brussels sprouts en papillote
  • Fresh orange pork tenderloin
  • Chicken breasts diable
  • Pierre Herme’s olive sables
  • Financiers
  • Cod and Spinach Roulades
  • Swiss chard pancakes
  • Creamy mushrooms and eggs
  • Coupetade
  • Asparagus Soup
  • Goat cheese and strawberry tartine
  • Back of the card cheese and olive bread
  • Sable breton galette with berries
  • Wheat berry and tuna salad
  • Whole-cherry clafoutis
  • Swordfish with Frilly Herb Salad
  • Dieter’s tartine
  • Floating islands
  • Fresh Tuna, Mozzarella and Basil pizza


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Adriana is a financial analyst by day, avid home cook in the evenings, and food blogger and runner in the strange hours between those two. When not in the kitchen concocting meals and stories to pass around, she is out looking for the next great bite (or the ingredients to make it at home), checking what's new at the market, or planning a trip around great food and wine.

13 Responses to “French Fridays with Dorie Anniversary”

  1. February 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    Wow, Adriana – how time flies! Congratulations on your year with all of us! I loved even looking at your abbreviated list of recipes. I’ve grown so much as a cook since joining this group. The bonus is making great friends along the way!

    Happy Valentine’s Day! xoxo

  2. February 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    Wow – looking at your list makes me feel super lazy! I made all of the recipes up to the rhubarb and then kind of petered out. Honestly, with both of the cooking groups I’m in, I’m trying to only make the recipes that I truly want to make. The downside is that I may be missing some jewels based on my current palate. Gerard’s Mustard Tart is one that I never would have made on my own but I loved it!

  3. February 13, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    Congrats on one year! It’s been a treat to get to know you.
    I made the apple cake again last night. It was gone by this morning 🙂

  4. February 14, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

    Woo-hoo! It’s been so fun cooking with you!

  5. February 15, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    Congratulations on your milestone, Adriana. I would have said you’d been with us from the start, not a few months after. I’ve enjoyed cooking with you this past year. I know what you mean about getting mileage out of this cookbook. It’s fun to really get the pulse of what’s going on in the book by making so many different recipes from the same author.

  6. February 15, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    Thanks to all of you! I really want to “graduate” and complete cooking through the whole book. Yes, “graduate”! In my head, there will be a meet-up in NYC where we will pull off one last recipe, Dorie will give us a little certificate, and we’ll toast with coffee/tea/wine/cookies our accomplishment.

  7. February 16, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    Congrats on your year of cooking with Dorie! It has been a fun journey! I love your graduation idea…sounds good to me!

  8. February 17, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    I think my list is a bit longer but we have a lot of the same recipes to make!! looking forward to it!!

  9. March 14, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    Following you is fun and I want to congratulate you on the wonderful work that you do. Lovely just like you….


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