Category Archives: French

Romanesco and Sweet Potato Au Gratin

Caroline my neighbor invited a number of us over for a potluck, late lunch yesterday.  Great idea and we hope to keep it going.  Because most of the guests were vegetarian or as good as (not me), I wanted to … Continue reading

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Veal Parmentier

  I’ve always been fascinated with the life of Antoine Augustin Parmentier who introduced potatoes into the cuisine of France.  Click the link above to see more about his life and his tombstone in the famous Pere Lachaise Cemetery in … Continue reading

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Fish Soup with Leafy Green Vinaigrette

Well at last I’ve found a decent source for fresh fish in Scranton.  The name of the shop is South Side Seafood, owned by Carl and John Pazzaglia Jr.  My neighbor Caroline was kind enough to introduce me to this source … Continue reading

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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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