I want some Staub bakeware. I have Le Creuset and Emile Henry but I also like the rustic, simplicity of Staub. Look at Frugal’s mini casseroles http://frugalfeeding.com/2013/04/16/springtime-minestrone/. So pretty!
Unfortunately, I had just made an outrageous hit on the fine china outlet in Gien that left my husband speechless, and I think it would have really gotten on his nerves if I had mentioned buying anything else. You can only push Mother’s Day so far
The Taverne Kohler Rehm right on Place Kleber in Strasbourg is a brasserie type restaurant with plain, local French cuisine that is “correct” and an outdoor terrace that is perfect for people watching. We had plenty of time before dropping Jade off for her bus ride back to school and the weather was gorgeous, so we decided to have a chatty, leisurely lunch.
The pichet of Rose was good but, unfortunately, it suffered in comparison to a stellar Rose that we had in Gien. We’ll be going back for more of that!
Jade ordered a creamy carbonara casserole with red peppercorns and my husband ordered the special, a porky version of wiener schnitzel, and certainly enjoyed it.
My rognons de veau (veal kidneys) was one of the best I’ve ever had; perfectly cooked kidneys, served in a light sauce with fresh spatzle.