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About cookinginsens

An American living in Burgundy, France

Road Trip: Au Pied de Cochon Montreal

In June 2010, I read about a restaurant in Montreal, featuring French Canadian cuisine called Au Pied de Cochon.  I was salivating.  At the time I was somewhere in Africa and Montreal was an impossible dream.  A cookbook was mentioned … Continue reading

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Blue Plate Special

From the early 1900s until the 1970s when they were superseded by fast food restaurants, American diners were inexpensive eating venues for the working man and their families.  Open 24 hours a day, they catered to men and women going … Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks in Wine with Pappardelle

I’ve forgotten what I was thinking about when I made the lamb shanks.  I’m usually thinking of something when I decide to cook but if I wait too long before posting, poof, all gone 😀 Anyway, I had two leggy … Continue reading

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A Chicken in Every Pot

I’ve been listening to the records that came with my newly refurbished Victrola and noticed that many of the records date from the war years.  I’m especially pleased with the Decca label that recorded swing, blues and jazz.  I’m now … Continue reading

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Victor Victrola 1914

  By first cleaning two times with lemon oil and a light steel wool, we found the grain!  In the next phase, we lightly sanded the wood with more lemon oil, being careful to not remove the original varnish.  Lastly, … Continue reading

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Hearty Red Wine Braised Beef Stew with Chicken Hearts

Snow flurries this morning but we did have two days of low 70s just as a tease.  I had about 2 1/2 lbs of generic beef stew cubes and 1 lb of chicken hearts.  Yes, I know, a little bizarre … Continue reading

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Tilapia Poached in Vegetable Broth

Of course I’ve been cooking but not taking pictures and posting because I’m obsessed with the wind up 1914 Victor Victrola that we purchased from an antique shop.  The Victrola was found neglected for about 30 years in an old … Continue reading

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