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Sanglier with Apricots

M. Parret gave me the cutest little 2 1/2 lb wild boar (sanglier) roast, slaughtered and prepared for roasting by Maurice. I had some more grelots onions and thought that they would be a good addition and they were :)Continue reading

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Guinea Fowl with Mushrooms and Chestnuts

I saw this recipe in the French Saveurs magazine and, loving guinea fowl supremes, I wanted to make it.  The recipe called for fresh girolles mushrooms and I wasted several days looking for them.  Finally, the mushroom and herb lady … Continue reading

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Ti Pwa Lardons

When I was in Haiti in the 80s, I remember a Haitian Creole song on the radio that praised petit pois or fresh peas.  It was about peas served with something but I have forgotten the song lyrics.  Too bad. … Continue reading

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La Gourmandise au Village Gourmand

Everyday the traiteur/restaurant, Village Gourmand, has a special.   My son and I noticed that Saturday’s special was duck leg.  Okay!  Saturday was sorted :)  We drafted Le Parret and it was a date. I decided on the assorted entree … Continue reading

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Maurice Cooks Cute

Maurice, a long time crony of M. Parret is a gentle giant, kindly, a soft spoken gentleman; a man of “les bon mots”, courtesy personified.  In his spare time, during the seasons, he hunts and kills animals that are edible. … Continue reading

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Les Champignons de Babou

The recipe today comes from the elegant and very interesting Babou, my coffee drinking “copine”.  Born in France, Babou’s father moved the family to Ivory Coast in the 50s where she spent most of her life.  Her father Raphael Matta, … Continue reading

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Rognons de Veau Chez Guy

Having arrived in Sens on Friday and not really feeling up to doing the market and cooking on Saturday, I found my favorite old French guy,  M. Parret, and asked him to lunch with me at the very “correct” restaurant, … Continue reading

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Foie Gras with Latkes and Apple Compote

I’ve never been a big fan of apples.  I don’t hate them or anything, not like raisins, but I’ve just never been excited about them.  I did like those little, red, hard apples from Washington State but that’s pretty much … Continue reading

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French German Gumbo

In an exchange with Virginia at Our Growing Paynes she mentioned making Louisiana gumbo with duck.  I’d never had duck in my gumbo but it sounded worth trying. It seems as if every second package in the freezer contains duck.  Did … Continue reading

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Bavarian Pork Ribs

I found a large package of travers de porc (French pork ribs) in my freezer in Sens and brought them back to Germany with me.  The travers de porc  is sort of a bonus cut; 1/2 to 3/4 is rib … Continue reading

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