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Lamb and Spinach Parmentier

Thinking of making a lamb burger and knowing how difficult it is to find ground lamb, I pre-ordered a couple of kilos of ground lamb in 500 gram packages from M. Parret’s butcher friend in Gron.   Gron is a … Continue reading

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File Gumbo Light

In our family, gumbo was chicken, shrimp, sausage, crab bodies and file, period.  No okra. Light on the rice.   There was really no big brouhaha about the roux.   You made a gravy base; no big deal, gravy was … Continue reading

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California Bear Makes Jambalaya

I think that since the time our son went away to university in London, he’s been hungry.  I don’t think this really happened when he was in boarding school in Switzerland; they had fantastic meals and plenty of it.   … Continue reading

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Mini Casseroles of Veal Kidneys in Mustard Sauce

I like kidneys, Jade likes kidneys but the men don’t.   More for us.   Their aversion is to “les abats”, or the insides of any animal.  Well guys, the French are standing in line for this, paying ridiculous prices … Continue reading

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Thai, Peking Duck and Parmentier

This weekend Jade and I were in Paris for a visit with her brother.   It’s 53 minutes from our town to Paris by the TGV train.  We spent Friday at the hair salon and met the son and a … Continue reading

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Parmentier de Boudin Noir aux deux Pommes

A dish that is “parmentier” includes mashed potatoes and is similar to a cottage pie.  The two types of “pommes” in this recipe are potato(pomme de terre) and apple(pomme). Unlike the rice and pork meat stuffed boudin blanc of Louisiana … Continue reading

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Rognons de Veau: Veal Kidney Stir Fry

When I was working in Bamako, Mali at the American Embassy, my office window looked out onto this minuscule bar/restaurant, run by a Lebanese family, called Ali Baba’s.  It was there that I first tasted sauteed lamb kidneys.   It was love … Continue reading

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