Category Archives: French

Herb Crusted Echine de Porc with Romanesco

I like this French cut of echine for both pork steaks and roasts.  My favorite recipe for this is when it is coated with herbs and roasted with prune stuffed apples, whole garlic heads and onions. When the roast is … Continue reading

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Mont d’Or

Mont d’or is a rich, unctuous cheese that is heated in the oven in it’s box until melted and bubbly.  Like it’s cousins, fondu and raclette, it’s eaten with baguette, cornichons, charcuterie and sometimes small, boiled potatoes.  If you’d like … Continue reading

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Les Moules

I don’t know how I forgot about this meal and the pictures for the blog.  That was the first time I’ve made mussels since I returned and our M. Parret was with us.  I only remembered when we were having … Continue reading

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Pont sur Yonne Market

Pont sur Yonne is a charming town about 6 miles from Sens.  The gothic Notre Dame church there was built between 1130-1140 and consecrated in 1169.  You can still see the remnants of the “old bridge” built 1684-1700 and mostly … Continue reading

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Caramelized Fig Tarte Tatin

It’s fig season and my friend Veronique gave me a load of figs from her neighbor’s tree.  So many things to make with figs; magret carnard, pork roasts, etc. Although my husband was not enthusiastic about my proposed fig tarte,  … Continue reading

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Away From the Ray Too Long

I have really missed fresh fish and plan to eat a lot while I’m here.  Although the mussels and oysters were calling my name, I decided to start with ailes de raie(skate/sting ray wings).  I like the texture and flavor … Continue reading

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Grilled Toulouse Sausages with Cabbage

We’ve been back in France since the 18th of September and plan to stay until December 18th.  This is my first blog since returning because we have been busy straightening the house but mostly bingeing on food and drink at … Continue reading

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