Daily Archives: 3 May 2014

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tuna rillettes

I’ll make this short and sweet. I made this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe early in the week, but didn’t have a chance to write it up before I went off to spend the week with my sister in Philadelphia.

This was a simple tuna spread that makes a great appetizer or lunch. Tuna is pureed with shallots, a bit of curry powder and some quatre-épices, then smoothed out with heavy cream. I loved the warm flavors of the spices. Packed into ramekins, it also made a nice presentation. Tuna rillettes is company-worthy so I’ll make this again when I can show it off to some guests.

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I had a great visit with my sister Jennifer and her family. The main event was meeting my dad and other sister in Atlantic City for hoagies at White House Subs, a classic destination for my family. (We just eat hoagies, no gambling.)

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I also enjoyed visiting the Barnes Foundation, finally seeing the collection (now in its new home) after years of never managing to get there. This is the art I love. The number of Renoirs we viewed blew me away. The unusual arrangement of paintings as ensembles that focus on themes like colors or shapes rather than specific artists or time periods is different from other museums. The paintings are accented by ironwork and furniture that completed the tableaux. Though the museum’s relocation was controversial, my sister said it was a thoughtful and respectful replication of the original space, preserving much of the experience found in the collection’s original home.

A visit with Jennifer is never complete without a movie. This trip’s selection was sweet picture called The Lunchbox. I’m not sure how to characterize it. It’s not really a romantic comedy, but it’s not as heavy as a drama either. Whatever type of movie, we both recommend it.

If you want to see what the other Doristas thought of Tuna Rillettes, check out their links here. If you want to make it yourself, the recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspan’s book Around My French Table.

Have a great week!