Category Archives: Food and Wine

French Snack

While waiting for my sea bream to be cleaned and filleted at L’Ambiance des Halles, we started talking about caviar and how expensive it is.  One of the ‘mongers suggested that I try a coffret of Kaviari with 2 small … Continue reading

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Pot au Feu de Canette de Barberie

A canette is a female duck.  I had to look it up when I found this gorgeous recipe in the winter edition of the French Saveurs magazine.  This is a very timely recipe for all of us on antibiotics, combating … Continue reading

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Roasted Lamb and Potatoes

I guess Tonio Mendes is my favorite eater.  His appreciation of simple country dishes was acquired in Portugal where he was born and raised.  This lamb tajine is inspired by “Arni me Patates sto Fourno“, a rustic Greek dish that … Continue reading

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The British Are Coming!

I’ve often been impressed and surprised by the excellent recipes from the BBC’s food section.  Forgetting that the days of dull, unimaginative English cuisine are long gone and chefs like Jamie Oliver are showing Americans a thing or two. I … Continue reading

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Sanglier Oven Braised in Cider

Last week Tonio, a neighbor, came to the house with a shoulder of wild boar, leg and hoof attached. Tonio:  One of my friends killed a boar and gave me this shoulder.  My wife and I don’t know how to … Continue reading

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Poisson St Pierre with Fennel

The French Saveurs’ October edition has some extraordinary seasonal and appetizing recipes for the month.  That’s why I bought this extremely ugly fish.  Evidently, looks aren’t everything because St. Pierre fish is delicious.  And, you can buy a whole fish … Continue reading

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Castelnaudry Cassoulet

The recipe for the cassoulet and the earthenware pottery originated in the town of Castelnaudry, France, although there are many variations of this dish, Castelnaudry is named the “pere”.  In fact, before my orphaned camera arrived, I made a Spanish/Portuguese … Continue reading

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