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About cookinginsens

An American living in Burgundy, France

Regime

After several weeks of rampant excess, I suggested to my co-revellers that because we were going to have petit sale, a porky lentil dish, for lunch tomorrow that we should have a light dinner with refreshing glasses of water as … Continue reading

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Potage Frigidaire

I had 4 small, grumpy looking turnips in the refrigerator and thought it would be best to do something with them today.  How right I was because when I peeled and diced them, they had a sort of woody texture … Continue reading

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Les Bonnottes de Noirmoutier

A few days ago I was at someone’s house and accidentally looked at French TV.  There was a news special about France’s most expensive potato at 6.50 Euro per kilo,  Les Bonnottes de Noirmoutier.  They only cultivate 100 tons per year. Okay, … Continue reading

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Ma Cour

Our house in Sens is the last house on a dead end street.  When we first bought the house, seekers of free parking used to park right up against our door.  After M. Parret remonstrated with the Mayor’s office, the city … Continue reading

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Cassoulet Portuguese

This is not really a Portuguese cassoulet or, maybe it is.  I don’t really know, I just made it up because I wanted to make something for my neighbor Tonio to thank him for all the help he has provided … Continue reading

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M. Parret’s Pork Roast

I was doing so much whining about the flavor and quality of food in the U.S. that I thought that maybe I was exaggerating.  No, I was right :)  There is more “natural” flavor in the meat, vegetables, eggs and especially … Continue reading

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Rabbit with Lardons, Mustard and Mushrooms

It’s such a hoot to be back in France!  When I bought this bunny rabbit at Maison Trotoux, he asked me 3 times if I wanted the head cut off and included in the package.  I told him 3 times, … Continue reading

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