Tag Archives: France

Veal Parmentier

  I’ve always been fascinated with the life of Antoine Augustin Parmentier who introduced potatoes into the cuisine of France.  Click the link above to see more about his life and his tombstone in the famous Pere Lachaise Cemetery in … Continue reading

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Chez Willie and Toutoune

Whenever I think of Mexican food, I think of my mother.  She wasn’t Mexican, but she could have been.  I’ve only had comparable or better Mexican food at old school Mexican cafes in California where nobody speaks English and there … Continue reading

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Castelnaudary Cassoulet

The July-August issue of Saveurs magazine has an interesting article on the Midi and in particular the village of Castelnaudary, famous for it’s cassoulet recipe and the locally made Not terra cotta  “cassoule” it is cooked in. Unfortunately, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Les Bonnottes de Noirmoutier

A few days ago I was at someone’s house and accidentally looked at French TV.  There was a news special about France’s most expensive potato at 6.50 Euro per kilo,  Les Bonnottes de Noirmoutier.  They only cultivate 100 tons per year. Okay, … Continue reading

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Ma Cour

Our house in Sens is the last house on a dead end street.  When we first bought the house, seekers of free parking used to park right up against our door.  After M. Parret remonstrated with the Mayor’s office, the city … Continue reading

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M. Parret’s Pork Roast

I was doing so much whining about the flavor and quality of food in the U.S. that I thought that maybe I was exaggerating.  No, I was right 🙂  There is more “natural” flavor in the meat, vegetables, eggs and especially … Continue reading

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Fame

Small towns are wonderful!  Move to one and you’re sure to get your “15 minutes of fame.” On Monday I was interviewed by Olivier Richard, a courteous and clever journalist for our regional newspaper L’Yonne Republicaine.  By Wednesday morning, my … Continue reading

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