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Duck Breast Aquitaine

This recipe from the Aquitaine region of France is one of my favorites, perfectly blending the flavors of vanilla, balsamic velours/glaze, apples and butter sauteed onions with duck breast.  This enormous duck comes from the preferred duck breed in the … Continue reading

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Magret de Canard a la Vanille

I think I’m suffering from “Francophile creep”, a slow, insidious mind-snatching that occurs after living in close proximity with the consumers of fine wines and cuisine, Les Gaulois.  I never thought this would happen to me but this morning while … Continue reading

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Foie de Veau a la Berlinoise

Time again for our liver fix.   A while ago, I made liver with peaches and balsamic vinegar that turned out really well  https://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/foie-de-veau-aux-peches/.   While I didn’t have any peaches and was too lazy to go to the market, … Continue reading

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Thyme for Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables

Wednesday market. I think that root vegetables are some of the least attractive vegetables, in a sort of “evil lurks this way” manner. It doesn’t help that the market people like to display them with that “just picked” look with … Continue reading

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