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Balsamic Marinated Duck Breast with Asparagus

The breed of duck most consumed in the U.S. is the Pekin, originally imported from China.  The flavor and texture differs from the Muscovy (canard de barbarie) found in France because it’s a different bird and probably because of breeding … Continue reading

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Winter Lamb with Asparagus

This lamb rack has been moldering in the freezer for a while now, maybe since Spring.  Why?  Because I forgot that I had found a rack of New Zealand lamb and, seeing it in the freezer,  thought it was some … Continue reading

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Leave the Head On

I’m starting to understand the French fuss about buying poultry with head, feet and a patch of feathers.  It’s similar to why they seem to prefer to buy their rabbit with head.  I imagine it’s so they can rest assured that they … Continue reading

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Honey Mustard Chicken with Asparagus

Usually when I do a honey mustard flavored meat/fish dish, I use the mixture as a marinade before grilling or oven roasting.  This time I had some young asparagus and wondered if I could substitute a honey mustard sauce drizzled on top, … Continue reading

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Poached Egg New Orleans

Shrimp Clemenceau is a New Orleans specialty, usually made with shrimp, asparagus, mushrooms and fried potatoes.  The last time I made this, at Chef Dave’s suggestion, I substituted mirliton for the fried potatoes.  This time I substituted aubergine for the … Continue reading

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Flanken Beef Ribs

  I like beef ribs.  It must be a Texas thing.  My Mom prepared the beef short rib cut, the large, Neanderthal slab cut and my favorite, the flanken beef rib cut. The flanken is meaty, cut horizontally across the rib … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday

Traditionally, our family always has ham for Easter.  I did briefly think about lamb, but was out-voted.  After I whined about the quality of the hams in supermarkets, my neighbor, Caroline, suggested I purchase my ham from the German butcher. … Continue reading

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