Monthly Archives: March 2014

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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Old School Carnitas

I have to say that I’ve been annoyed by the food that is called authentic Mexican today.  I grew up in California and my mom grew up with Mexicans.  However, she never thought much of Tex-Mex cuisine, even though she … 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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Artichoke with Brie de Meaux Sauce

I saw a woman at the vegetable stand buying two large,  purple, globe artichokes. Because I had never cooked a purple globe artichoke, I asked her how she planned to prepare it.  She replied, “You have to cook them.”  Sotto … Continue reading

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Coquelet Sel Fou

At the spice stand in the market, I found a mixture of salt, herbs and spices called Sel Fou or crazy salt.  Well, you know me, I had to try this! I had two coquelets in the refrigerator, so I … Continue reading

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