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Viviane Bauquet Farre
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Viviane Bauquet Farre is a chef, food and wine writer and photographer. She publishes, showcasing exuberant, modern, gourmet-yet-simple recipes that are grounded in a deep love for seasonal ingredients, which she buys from local farmers or harvests from her own vegetable garden. Her passion for ingredients extends to wine as well. The recipient of an advanced certificate from the WSET, Viviane frequently pairs unique wines with her dishes.

Viviane’s philosophy can be summarized in two simple sentences: Flavor first! And, most of all… Food is love.

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Olive Oil-Thyme Bundt Cake With Candied Meyer Lemon Peels and Citrus Compote

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 3:28 PM


Who doesn't love the look of a Bundt cake? They're so dramatic and elegant that they make your mouth water in an instant! But this Bundt cake is not just about its looks. It delivers on flavor too... in spades!

Here, extra virgin...

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Salted Marcona Almond and Black Sesame Brittle With Coriander

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 8:57 PM


If you're a fan of brittle, you'll fall in love with this recipe. The flavor-packed, crunchy bites are utterly addictive... even if you don't have a sweet tooth!

Pan-roasted coriander seeds and black sesame seeds are tossed in a luscious syrup with salted...

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Popcorn With Rosemary Butter and Parmesan

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 4:50 PM


Movie night is a big event in our house, especially after a busy workweek. And the evening is never complete without a bowl of homemade popcorn!

This recipe is my husband Marc's favorite... The savory Parmesan and the aromatic rosemary, briefly pan-fried in...

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Meyer Lemon Mousse With Candied Lemon Peels

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 5:25 PM


This Meyer lemon mousse is the kind of dessert that will make your taste buds come alive -- full of delicious tanginess, dreamily aromatic and as light as a cloud. The base for the mousse is a lemony egg custard. It's the only...

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Root Vegetable Hash Browns With Scallions

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 4:57 PM


Potatoes might be the most popular vegetable to make hash browns, but other root veggies lend themselves marvelously to this beloved comfort food. Here, baby potatoes are mixed with sweet potatoes, carrots and parsnips -- giving these hash browns heaps of texture, color...

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Open-faced Avocado Hummus Sandwich With Pickled Shallots and Baby Spinach

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 8:39 PM


Here's a sandwich that's easy to assemble, healthy and quite spunky! Indeed, the pickled shallots bring a marvelous contrast to the creamy avocado hummus and the hefty whole-wheat pitas (which I love to use for this sandwich). Drizzled with avocado oil...

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Avocado Hummus With Toasted Coriander and Avocado Oil

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 5:13 PM


Hummus has been a staple of the Middle Eastern diet for centuries, but it's not until the end of the 1900s that it made its mark in the United States. Today, just about every household in America consumes hummus, whether made...

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Portobello Mushroom Wraps With Buffalo Mozzarella, Piquillo Peppers and Pimentón Mayonnaise

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 4:24 PM


Peppers come in all shapes, sizes, colors and flavors. They are truly some of Mother Nature's most succulent little gifts. Piquillo peppers prove the point to perfection!

These lipstick-red Spanish peppers are a specialty of Lodosa, in northern Spain. They're harvested...

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Kale Chopped Salad With Pan-Roasted Portobello and Parmesan-Sesame Crisps

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 5:04 PM


Kale leaves are a bit tough to eat raw, but chop them up and they suddenly become tender! Here the chopped kale is tossed with pan-roasted Portobello mushrooms that have also been cut in small pieces -- thus infusing every forkful...

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Blackcurrant Cocktail With Coconut Water and Burnt Lemon Peel

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 4:07 PM


Here's a refreshing, colorful and absolutely mouthwatering concoction... The coconut water, which is superb with the tequila and blackcurrant liqueur, gives this cocktail an exotic flavor. Plus, the burnt lemon peels make a lovely garnish and bring a touch of smokiness...

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Chocolate Cognac Mousse in Espresso Cups With Maple Chantilly and Bittersweet Chocolate Shavings

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 3:51 PM


This classic French dessert is all too often overlooked, but I find it to be utterly delectable, especially when the mousse is light, airy and silky-smooth -- all the qualities I tried to highlight when I created this recipe.

Here the...

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Potato "Nachos" With Smoked Raclette, Wilted Spinach and Caramelized Red Onion

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 1:41 PM


I don't know anyone who doesn't love nachos -- so full of crunch, oozing cheese and savoriness, they're pretty hard to resist! But today I wanted to give the traditional corn nachos a French twist. And Raclette, the famous melting cheese...

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Avocado Quesadillas With Grape Tomatoes and Basil Chiffonade

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 10:56 AM


These quesadillas make a healthy and delicious meal for a quick weeknight dinner. The avocados are paired with deliciously nutty Fontina, which adds to their creaminess, and finely cubed red onions and jalapeños for a bit of contrast and spunk. The...

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Smoky Mulled Cider With Chipotle and Islay Single Malt Scotch

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 5:06 PM


Old World meets New World in every sip of this exuberant mulled cider. The peaty aromas of Islay Scotch whiskies find their match here in the smoky, spicy chipotle pepper... the combination gives you a mulled cider that's brimming with smoky...

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Kale Pesto

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 6:58 AM


This wintry version of pesto is robust, but just as luxurious as the classic basil sauce. Indeed, kale lends itself marvelously to making pesto! And the sauce is quick to make -- all that's needed is to blanch the hardy leaves...

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Apple-cranberry Bread Puddings With Rosemary Gelato and Cider-Calvados Reduction

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 9:24 PM


I don't know about you, but I can never resist the smell of bread pudding baking in the oven. It's one of those things that can drive you a little mad -- and make you want to dig in before it's cooled down...

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Beet Bellini With Pickled Ginger

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 12:54 PM


Beets might be a vegetable, but they are inherently sweet and lend themselves marvelously to this Bellini. Here, red beetroots are juiced and then mixed with ginger liqueur, fresh ginger juice and Prosecco to make a most dazzling cocktail. The garnish of the...

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Wild Mushroom Confit With Garlic and Fresh Herbs

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 3:29 PM


Wild mushrooms, poached in olive oil until supremely tender -- so delicious, deep and aromatic, you might want to eat the whole batch in one go. Plus you can make this recipe with your favorite mushrooms! Choose a single variety or a mix...

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Butter Cookies With Dried Cranberries and Roasted Pecans

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2013 | 1:25 PM


The inspiration for this recipe arose a few years ago, when my mother-in-law gave me a huge bag of freshly picked pecans. I was absolutely delighted of course, but wondered what I would end up making with all these pecans.

Since the holidays...

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Crostini With Ricotta, Truffle Honey and Smoked Salts

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 10:01 AM


Four ingredients: bread, ricotta, honey and salt -- the essence of simplicity.

Let's take that freshly baked baguette from your corner bakery, light and fluffy homemade ricotta, ambrosial truffle honey and pungent smoked salts and transform a simple dish into a...

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