Tag Archives: shallots

Fish Mongery

The absolute first thing I wanted to do after my arrival was to go to Steve the fishmonger at L’Ambiance des Halles, and I did.  Although I’ve gotten off to a slow start; the weather was a horrendous 96 F … Continue reading

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Red Mullet Fillets with Saffron Sauce

Here in France these pretty little babies are called rouget barbet.   I had these once at our town’s 2 star Michelin restaurant, La Madeleine,  and couldn’t get them out of my mind. That was about 3 or 4 years … 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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Mushrooms, Brussel Sprouts and Photography

Finally, Jade’s favorite!   Tonight’s dinner; grilled rib steak (entrecote), mushrooms and brussel sprouts. I’m trying to take better food photos, so for the first time in the 3 year life of my camera, I looked at the user guide. … Continue reading

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