Category Archives: Hors d’oeuvres

Le Village Gourmand in Sens, France

I constantly mourn the disappearance of “old school French” restaurants in our town of Sens.  By that I mean restaurants who buy their produce and meats daily at the farmers’ market and serve in-house fabricated traditional French recipes.   Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Grazing

While we were at the machine getting money, we saw M. Parret and continued on to the cafe for a coffee.  Tomorrow, the 14th, is Bastille Day, the National Day of France.  We’re both cooking and eating together, so we … Continue reading

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Wild Mediterranean Oysters with Lime Mayonnaise

Last night I had a hard time getting to sleep.  Something kept saying, “Hello! Fish!”  I think my body was rebelling against the hearty, meaty diet I sustained in Alsace.  In any case, it was a day to make a visit to … Continue reading

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Alsace: Taking the Zen Train

Jesus, Mary, Joseph and all the Saints!  I erased about 300 photos of the Alsace trip from my memory card.  I don’t know how I got them back but they’re back.  Must have been all that prayer. After 3o odd … Continue reading

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Deep Fried Sardines

Lately, I’m been going all nostalgic for fried smelts.  My Dad would buy huge bags of these tasty babies and fry enough of them to satisfy everyone.  Although my Mom was the primary cook in the family, my father was … Continue reading

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Ginger Sesame Coquelet with Korean Quail Eggs

I love the way the French gear up for the holidays!  Good quality regional foods take center stage and the covered market is filled with both the bounty of the season and ravenous French people,  plus one equally ravenous American. … Continue reading

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Chiquetaille a la Creole

Whenever I make chiquetaille (cod fish salad) I think of Edmond Pierre and his African Queen style boat.  Edmond’s wealth and family went back as far as the Haitian independence from the French in 1804.  Edmond’s family was and is … Continue reading

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