Spring vegetable fritto misto with beer batter

With this festive fritto misto, spring veggies get to be the star of the show! Fat asparagus, sweet baby carrots, tender young broccoli rabe and crunchy fennel are coated with a super-light beer batter, then pan-fried in olive oil and served with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Walking into a room with the fritters plied high on a tray will make your guests salivate – they’ll waste no time digging in!

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Spring radishes with homemade cultured butter and fleur de sel

When I was a child, the preferred way to eat radishes was with a dollop of sweet butter and a sprinkle of salt – that simple! But back then I never had radishes served with homemade cultured butter – which, needless to say, makes the dish absolutely memorable.

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Tuscan kale chips with truffle salt

Imagine a snack that’s made with only two ingredients – kale leaves and a tiny drizzle of olive oil – yet is fun to eat, and unbelievably delicious… Well, you have kale chips! Of course, they’re even more addictive served with a sprinkle of black truffle salt, but then again, everything tastes better with truffle salt!

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Popcorn with rosemary butter and Parmesan

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!

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Potato nachos with smoked Raclette-wilted spinach and caramelized red onion

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 from the Alps, was the inspiration.

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