Category Archives: French

Tajine de Sanglier

It’s the gibier (wild game) season here in France and when M. Parret came to me with a portion of wild boar fillet, I knew he was hungry.  Since the operation on his second knee, his appetite hasn’t been what … Continue reading

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French Pork Belly Ribs

The new French Saveurs magazine is out and loaded with fabulous recipes for Autumn!  I didn’t know what to make first!  I’ll be cooking this “book” and am very excited about their showcasing of meats to “mijoter”  or slow simmer/roast. … Continue reading

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French Fried Red Mullet

What I really wanted was yellow cornmeal coated cat or buffalo fish fried by my father. But my father died many years ago, there’s no yellow cornmeal in the French supermarkets that I know of and my ‘monger would certainly sneer if I … Continue reading

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Enfant de Supermarche

I had planned a rant this week and I think it was about knowing where your food comes from, for example a shank of meat.  But I’ve forgotten what I wanted to say and you’ll be sorry when all of … Continue reading

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Cuisses de Canard a L’Ail

I’ve been neglecting the ducks and I know they’ve felt it.  I don’t know what happened to me but could it be that I’ve been in a sort of  “dip” since I returned from the U.S.?  It feels as if my … Continue reading

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Trotoux Rotisserie Chicken

Another uncomfortably, hot Sunday :(   I bought a crispy, succulent, rotisserie chicken from Maison Trotoux and Le Parret made a salad of garden potatoes and green beans with Dijon mustard vinaigrette.  That with a glass or two of Petit Chablis … Continue reading

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Cassoule des Haricots

I met a little lady, like me, of a certain age at the Grand Frais the other day while searching fruitlessly for dried chilli peppers.  She was standing in front of some beautiful fresh, cranberry beans, feeling each bean in … Continue reading

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