Tag Archives: French

Chez Les Carnivores

“You can’t serve meat as an entree!”, said a guest that we considered hanging after lunch, the guillotine being too good for him.  Hanging, not for the comment, but because he arrived a full hour late and only had the … Continue reading

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Pork Cheeks with Red Coco Beans

In France, pork cheeks are classified as “les abats” or offal because they are attached to the pig’s head.  The head, considered by no Frenchman ever as a thrown away item, is part of the stripped carcass.  I don’t even … Continue reading

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Coddiwomple

Our friend and neighbor Skip, retired from his job at the local newspaper and too old to join the Navy, has decided to see the world his way and in his own time.  He’ll leave our borders for Canada, then … Continue reading

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French Pork Belly Ribs

The new French Saveurs magazine is out and loaded with fabulous recipes for Autumn!  I didn’t know what to make first!  I’ll be cooking this “book” and am very excited about their showcasing of meats to “mijoter”  or slow simmer/roast. … Continue reading

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Vide Frigidaire Ratatouille

It’s so hot!  While the heat doesn’t seem to stop me from shopping, I seem to run out of steam when it’s time to get in front of the stove/oven/grill.  Also there’s a fabulous, new, Japanese restaurant in town and other … Continue reading

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Chez le ‘Monger

We’ve been craving tarbouriech oysters but alas my fishmonger says it’s not the season and if you buy them now, they’re white and poisonous looking inside.  Bleah! In any case, although there’s no “r” in July, we booked an outdoor … Continue reading

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It’s Too Darn Hot

This annoying and persistent French heat wave is adversely affecting both our appetites and attitudes!  Normally summer weather in Sens consists of moderately warm days and not more than 3-4 days of beastly weather.  I believe we’re now in the 3rd … Continue reading

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