Category Archives: English

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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Monkey 47 – Gin and Sin

Monkey 47 gin comes from the Black Forest in Germany.  This gin was created by a retired British commander who settled in Germany’s Northern Black Forest.  Missing his favorite alcohol, he experimented and distilled a gin made from 47 different … Continue reading

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Romancing the Pork Belly

Thinking of pork belly sandwiches with bottom of the pan relish, I cruised by the butcher/traiteur, Trotoux.  Unfortunately, he didn’t have any suitable pork bellies 😦 My second option was to go over to LeClerc, the supermarket that has okay … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon Pate

M. Parret showed me something interesting about butter; I had just bought a new batch of butter but had a small piece of leftover butter from the last batch still in the butter dish.   He pointed out that because … Continue reading

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Dacha on the Delaware

On Sunday we went to Vadim’s and Galina’s for a late lunch.  They have a beautiful European style country house whose living room picture window affords an uninterrupted view of the frozen Delaware river.  The gazebo next to the river … Continue reading

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Cullen Skink Chez Moi

The last 3 weeks have been horrendous and there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight.   I won’t/can’t tell you about it but my lovely husband has brought me home to Sens and will be joining me in … Continue reading

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Toulouse Sausages with Cranberry Chutney

Whether in London or Dublin on vacation, missing France, at some point we’d always turn up like a bad centime at the Cafe Rouge, a chain restaurant with a French theme. They serve cremant and correct French Bistro cuisine.  You … Continue reading

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