Tag Archives: French

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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Rabbit with Lardons, Mustard and Mushrooms

It’s such a hoot to be back in France!  When I bought this bunny rabbit at Maison Trotoux, he asked me 3 times if I wanted the head cut off and included in the package.  I told him 3 times, … Continue reading

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Beef Vegetable Soup

Sooo.  Yesterday I made a pot au feu broth to use for my fabulous pancake topped with sauteed foie gras and whatever else.  Today I made whatever else in the form of a beef vegetable soup using the broth and reserved … Continue reading

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Pot au Feu Broth

I think I’m losing my enthusiasm for cooking and perhaps for blogging  :(   Maybe I’ll stop now and teach myself to play the accordion or something. What am I saying?!  Spring is coming and so is France.  Healed!  Maybe it’s … Continue reading

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Rabbit Tajine

Super day today!  I had some lovely rabbit that I picked up from Quails R Us.  The weather was a little warmer also; 38F(3C).  Sultry :) These are nice, meaty, perfectly cleaned rabbits, heads off.  The people at Quails know … Continue reading

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Foie Gras, Magret and Duck Legs Sorted

My husband and I were discussing the ban on foie gras in California and wondered if it was banned in other States.  What California actually banned was the gavage or force feeding of birds.  I don’t believe that you can … Continue reading

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Long Island Duck Breasts a l’Aquitaine

Bitterly, I recall the many times I blithely suggested that the poor, disadvantaged food bloggers, with no access to lardon, use bacon. What a supercilious jerk I was!  Penitent in Pennsylvania, I hopelessly trawled the meat bins at Wegmans.  I unenthusiastically  considered … Continue reading

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