Category Archives: Recipes

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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Pot au Feu de Canette de Barberie

A canette is a female duck.  I had to look it up when I found this gorgeous recipe in the winter edition of the French Saveurs magazine.  This is a very timely recipe for all of us on antibiotics, combating … Continue reading

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The British Are Coming!

I’ve often been impressed and surprised by the excellent recipes from the BBC’s food section.  Forgetting that the days of dull, unimaginative English cuisine are long gone and chefs like Jamie Oliver are showing Americans a thing or two. I … Continue reading

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Poisson St Pierre with Fennel

The French Saveurs’ October edition has some extraordinary seasonal and appetizing recipes for the month.  That’s why I bought this extremely ugly fish.  Evidently, looks aren’t everything because St. Pierre fish is delicious.  And, you can buy a whole fish … Continue reading

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Castelnaudry Cassoulet

The recipe for the cassoulet and the earthenware pottery originated in the town of Castelnaudry, France, although there are many variations of this dish, Castelnaudry is named the “pere”.  In fact, before my orphaned camera arrived, I made a Spanish/Portuguese … Continue reading

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Giant Zucchini Stuffed with Chicken Curry

Our neighbor Jane gave me with an enormous, beautiful zucchini, vaguely intimidating but also challenging in a way I like 🙂 I remembered a blog post I wrote in Sens about stuffing small, round zucchini with chicken curry and remembered … Continue reading

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