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Roasted Maitake Mushroom Noodle Soup

This all began when Trix Render of Willow River Gallery and Restaurant asked if I would like a large Hen of the Woods mushroom.  Trix is both an extraordinary chef and talented painter. Her restaurant, tastefully decorated with paintings and … Continue reading

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Italian Style Peppers and Onions

Unlike the monopolistic, corporate suppliers of produce to U.S. supermarkets,  I don’t think our government realizes how much their Pennsylvania constituents depend on Mexico. The only bell peppers, garlic (not good), avocados and tomatoes I could find in the supermarket … Continue reading

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Mushrooms in Port Sauce

It’s mushroom season in France with dozens of varieties of mushrooms.  Envious, I trolled the stores here and found these crimini mushrooms. I wanted to make these with sherry but ruby port was all I had.   Still good. The … Continue reading

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Portuguese Feiijoada

The Coco de Paimpol beans are out and I look for every excuse I can to cook them.  Our neighbor Tonio, of Portuguese persuasion, inspired my rendition of this rich, bean stew.  A while back I made a Spanish stew … 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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Sauce African

Our neighbor Laurent had a ravenous craving for Thai cuisine.  There are a few restaurants here, one run by a Thai lady, that purport to be purveyors of authentic Thai cuisine. Having eaten at 1 of these restaurants where my … 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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