Category Archives: French

Duck Magret with Mushrooms and Pears

The United States has a food magazine publication called Saveur and France has one called Saveurs.  The advantage of the French publication is that the recipes and articles are seasonal, therefore the ingredients are always available in the produce, meat … Continue reading

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Pistou Soup with Smoked Ham

Pistou soup is a delicious, hearty vegetable soup from Provence, France.  Choosing to spend our winters in Northeast Pennsylvania, it’s only normal that stews, roasts, soups and heavier fare are a large part of our winter menu and I was … Continue reading

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Hearty French Goulash

This is a good, simple winter recipe that I found in the French Saveurs magazine.  It was just what was needed with the drizzly, miserable weather we were having. I love this pot and although I have another like it … Continue reading

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Escargots

Well I’m back in Honesdale or “Hellsdale” as my friend Trix calls it.  Smart this time, I didn’t download my pictures to the computer in Sens and now can post them at my leisure. While in France, I tried to … Continue reading

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Mushroom Quiche

It’s such a shame that the harvests of wine grapes, mushrooms and truffles were adversely affected by both drought and unseasonable heavy rains.  Normally, the autumn market stands are overflowing with an unbelievable variety of mushrooms.  Really.  One is almost … Continue reading

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Thai Curried Sea Bream

I guess I’m “cooking the book” because there are so many interesting recipes in the Saveurs magazine that I MUST try them while I can get the ingredients.  I chose a whole sea bream or daurade at L’Ambiance des Halles … Continue reading

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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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