Category Archives: American

Pork Belly with Aubergine

I’ve been a little annoyed these past months, not being able to find a pork belly piece bigger than a pound and mostly in little, fatty skinless squares.  What am I supposed to do with those?!  When I think of … Continue reading

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Miso Mushroom Broth with Udon Noodles

Oddly, I found several packages of fresh “udon” noodles in the produce section of Weiss supermarket!  Okay, they weren’t the large, rounded noodles that are found in Asian markets but I didn’t want the store manager, who was obviously thinking … Continue reading

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Easy Oven BBQ Flanken Beef Ribs

Flanken ribs are beef ribs that are cut horizontally across the cow’s rib bones.  You can recognized these by the small bones interspersed with the meat on the long side of the ribs.  This cut is very popular in Germany … Continue reading

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Smoked Turkey and Homemade Dumplings

Of American non-ethnic, regional cooking, I think that the American South has the most original, innovative and delicious cuisine in our country.  Of course I’m biased because both of my parents are from the South (Texas and Louisiana) but facts … Continue reading

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Bavarian Duck Breast with Cabbage

This is interesting.  The common duck bred for food in the U.S. is the Pekin (Long Island) duck and the breed of choice in Europe is the Muscovy (Barbery) duck.  The Hudson Valley Duck Farm in Ferndale, New York has … Continue reading

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Peach Cobbler

My husband, in general, is a good man.  Anyway, for 41 years he’s been a good friend, husband and companion.  He doesn’t talk much but has the grace and patience to look interested when I’m talking 🙂  He has sent … Continue reading

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Braised Oxtails

Did you know that oxtail (cow tail) is $5.99/lb?  I mean, you can buy steak at that price.  It’s true that in France the French have always valued the oxtail as a quality source of meat but here in the … Continue reading

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