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About cookinginsens

An American living in Burgundy, France

Easy Beef Pot Roast

I guess I’ve got Michelle Obama’s “low grade” depression.  I made this beef pot roast            un-enthusiastically over 2 weeks ago and am just getting around to posting it, even though it turned out better than … Continue reading

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Roasted Crispy Duck with Vegetables and Garden Herbs

Hudson Valley Foie Gras is a duck farm located in Ferndale, New York, specializing in duck products including foie gras, magret de canard (duck breast) and other parts, or whole duck and chicken.  We’ve bought both from the farm and … Continue reading

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Gambas Clemenceau

This is my take on Shrimp Clemenceau, inspired by the dish made famous by Dooky Chase and Galatoire’s restaurants in New Orleans.  I’ve added a poached egg for an elegant brunch dish.  It really is too bad that eggs are … Continue reading

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Pork Stir Fry with Miso Sauce

I remember when stir frys became popular.  I bought a wok, utensils and an how to book on stir frying.  It took years before I realized that stir-frying just wasn’t that complicated. All that’s needed is your choice of oil, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Squash with Pancetta

I’m fairly new to spaghetti squash.  I read about it when I was overseas but never had access to it until I spent a year in France.  Everyone in our family likes it and the texture and flavor is just … Continue reading

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Asian Style Oxtails with Udon Noodles

I know I’m always preparing oxtails, but we like them a lot and we don’t have access to dependable quality variety meats in our area and oxtails are delicious, however prepared.  We have two more batches in the freezer 🙂  … Continue reading

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Light Batter Fried Pork Belly

I collect salt and pepper shakers and, back in the day, I found these salt and pepper shakers in Ferndale, New York.  At first I just laughed out loud, I’m a black American and I’ve never seen any black person … Continue reading

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Cherry Cobbler

I was inspired to make this cherry cobbler by my husband’s lovely roses from his garden and Jo cooks.  As you may know, I rarely make dessert but have made cobblers before because they’re easy and forgive the baker’s disinterest … Continue reading

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Cornmeal Fried Wild Catfish

I found some catfish labeled “wild caught” (from somewhere, it didn’t say) at Wegmans the other day,   The fillets were enormous.  I had to cut them in two before frying. I grew up eating catfish caught by my Dad in … Continue reading

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Wagyu Beef Burger

A longtime blogging friend,  award winning Conor Bofin posted a tantalizing grilled, wagyu beef burger on his blog the other day.  The beef from these Japanese cattle when raised in Japan and from the tajima strain are known as kobe.  … Continue reading

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