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Dinner Tonight: Merguez Sausage with Collards and Couscous

Who knew that a spicy lamb sausage from northern Africa would get along so well with collard greens, a staple of Southern soul food? Knowing that sausages and greens are a natural combination, I trusted this recipe from Epicurious.com, which cooks the greens quickly by blanching then braising them with some of the cooking liquid, rather than the long, slow preparation I'm familiar with. More

Snapshots from the South of France: Merguez Frites

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. If you take one look at Merguez, and then one sniff, you’ll know nothing proves that old adage quite like this Moroccan sausage. The smoke comes from the cumin seed and the waft of the grill; the fire from the flames that lick its charred casing, and the burning heat of chili that you find within. If you read my weekly column French in a Flash, then you know that I tend to produce what might be called artistic French home cooking. And if you read that column you’ll also know that I have a French-Moroccan grandmother. What you may not know, my best worst-kept secret, is that I absolutely live and breathe for... More

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