Category Archives: American

La Magie de Trotoux

France has wonderful tasting and textured, farm raised turkeys.  Before we left for France, I promised my husband that I would make a full Thanksgiving meal and invite some of our friends so that they could experience the food and … Continue reading

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Pork Belly with German Cabbage

Our experience has been that domesticated pork, no matter in what country we’ve eaten it, manages to maintain some taste of its wild, Eurasian boar origins.  The exception seems to be found in American pork, which is tasteless and lately … Continue reading

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Pork Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Onion Gravy

My husband likes gravy.  It’s odd in a way because I know his mother didn’t make gravy, but would offer pan drippings from roasted meat that my husband would call gravy until I rudely sneered(not when she was there), made … Continue reading

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Fried Green Tomatoes with Salsa

For the first time I saw green tomatoes in the Sens farmers’ market!  When I started to look a them, the helpful stall owner told me how they should be prepared; as a kind of spiced and pickled relish in … Continue reading

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Chicken Elbows and Turnips

“Chicken elbows and turnips”, sounds so southern 🙂  There were nice turnips in the market, including golden or yellow turnips.  Looked great to me! I sauteed some shallots in butter before browning the turnips and adding bay leaf and  chicken … Continue reading

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Coco de Paimpol Bean Chili

It’s the season for fresh beans in France.   The most famous of these are Coco de Paimpol and also my favorite.  In order to take full advantage of the season, this is my 3rd dish I have made with these … Continue reading

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Bovine

Bovine in France are beef meat cattle, grass fed with no special pedigree.  It’s many times on sale and is good tasting, cheaper than the pedigree beef and not extraordinarily tough.  It reminds me of our beef before industrialization of … Continue reading

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