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Pont sur Yonne Market

Pont sur Yonne is a charming town about 6 miles from Sens.  The gothic Notre Dame church there was built between 1130-1140 and consecrated in 1169.  You can still see the remnants of the “old bridge” built 1684-1700 and mostly … Continue reading

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Chicken Elbows and Turnips

“Chicken elbows and turnips”, sounds so southern 🙂  There were nice turnips in the market, including golden or yellow turnips.  Looked great to me! I sauteed some shallots in butter before browning the turnips and adding bay leaf and  chicken … Continue reading

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Coco de Paimpol Bean Chili

It’s the season for fresh beans in France.   The most famous of these are Coco de Paimpol and also my favorite.  In order to take full advantage of the season, this is my 3rd dish I have made with these … Continue reading

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Caramelized Fig Tarte Tatin

It’s fig season and my friend Veronique gave me a load of figs from her neighbor’s tree.  So many things to make with figs; magret carnard, pork roasts, etc. Although my husband was not enthusiastic about my proposed fig tarte,  … Continue reading

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Pintade Tajine with Aubergines and Figs

The French Nov-Dec 2019 Saveurs magazine includes several recipes inspired by Mahgrebian tajines.  The one prepared with guinea fowl, eggplant, figs and Moroccan spices inspired me! My usual source in the market that specializes in poultry products, unusually, didn’t have … Continue reading

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Away From the Ray Too Long

I have really missed fresh fish and plan to eat a lot while I’m here.  Although the mussels and oysters were calling my name, I decided to start with ailes de raie(skate/sting ray wings).  I like the texture and flavor … Continue reading

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Bovine

Bovine in France are beef meat cattle, grass fed with no special pedigree.  It’s many times on sale and is good tasting, cheaper than the pedigree beef and not extraordinarily tough.  It reminds me of our beef before industrialization of … Continue reading

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