Tag Archives: French

French Snack

While waiting for my sea bream to be cleaned and filleted at L’Ambiance des Halles, we started talking about caviar and how expensive it is.  One of the ‘mongers suggested that I try a coffret of Kaviari with 2 small … Continue reading

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Pot au Feu de Canette de Barberie

A canette is a female duck.  I had to look it up when I found this gorgeous recipe in the winter edition of the French Saveurs magazine.  This is a very timely recipe for all of us on antibiotics, combating … Continue reading

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Castelnaudry Cassoulet

The recipe for the cassoulet and the earthenware pottery originated in the town of Castelnaudry, France, although there are many variations of this dish, Castelnaudry is named the “pere”.  In fact, before my orphaned camera arrived, I made a Spanish/Portuguese … Continue reading

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Veal Chops with Sage Mustard Sauce

  It’s been a very good year for our herb garden, even the stubborn, gangster basil looks good!  We’ve got fennel fronds, parsley, weed like oregano, rosemary and two varieties of sage that are almost bushes.  Autumn is a good … Continue reading

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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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