Category Archives: French

Fame

Small towns are wonderful!  Move to one and you’re sure to get your “15 minutes of fame.” On Monday I was interviewed by Olivier Richard, a courteous and clever journalist for our regional newspaper L’Yonne Republicaine.  By Wednesday morning, my … Continue reading

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Charolais Steak and Salad

Whenever I have a Charolais steak I always prepare it as simply as possible; salt, pepper, maybe with onions and or mushrooms.  Good beef doesn’t need much.  Today for lunch I quickly seared this rather thin steak in butter and added a … Continue reading

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Interlude

Pack out was a nightmare but it’s done.  I wisely went to the vet and got some drugs for Jessie and so she had a very laid back train trip from Stuttgart to Sens. I-do-not-understand what happens when I put my … Continue reading

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Crispy Duck Legs with Roasted Vegetables

Yesterday I went back to the house to get the 2 packages of duck legs, good butter, Jean Louis’ duck breasts, foie gras slices and assorted fish from the remaining refrigerator freezer.  I took some other things out of the freezer … Continue reading

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Magret de Canard and Toulouse Sausage Cassoulet

I think the Dog gave me this idea.  I don’t have any cannellini beans in the pantry.  I’ve got 2 kinds of hominy and chickpeas.  In addition, normally I would have used duck legs instead of duck breasts for the … Continue reading

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Happy

Time to start moving some of this duck onward.  Remember the time I served my husband skinless chicken breasts 3 days running before he noticed?  Well, I’ve got more than 3 days worth of duck legs and breasts, let’s see … Continue reading

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Casse-Croûte

I had forgotten about this meal and the pictures I took.  My husband came up to Sens last Friday to load my affairs and animals into the car and drag me back to Stuttgart.  Of course everyone wanted to say … Continue reading

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What M. Parret Likes

You have to say that M. Parret has come a long way since I met him more than a dozen years ago.  He hasn’t changed really, but he will occasionally acknowledge that, perhaps, some Americans cook some things well.  In any case, … Continue reading

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Getting Medieval in Sens

This weekend, Sens hosted a medieval fair on the town square with fantastic costumes, music, theater, food and artisanal crafts. I guess these were demons or living gargoyles.  They were impressive. Rat catcher.  He looks like he should be in … Continue reading

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Foie de Veau aux Lardons et Champignons

Spring has sprung and there are so many good, fresh, vegetables and fruits in the market that I can’t resist buying an inordinate amount.  I’ll probably be in refrigerator trouble if I don’t aggressively cook and invite people over.  That’s … Continue reading

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