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Adventures of an American cooking, eating and living in France

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Braised Pork Cheeks that Will Make Your Head Spin

Braised Pork Cheeks that Will Make Your Head Spin

Remember when I told you that you could apply the recipe for coq au vin to other meats? Well hold onto your oven mitts, because here’s one that’s going to make your head spin. Why? Because it’s rich. It’s soft. It’s smooth. It’s unctuous. It […]

Roasted Guinea Fowl (Pintade) with White Asparagus and Parsley Potatoes

Roasted Guinea Fowl (Pintade) with White Asparagus and Parsley Potatoes

Weekends, especially Friday evenings, are usually when I devote myself to cooking big meals that are slightly more complicated and slightly more elevated than the weekday standbys. Fridays are often the best times for this, as that’s when our local farmers market takes place. I […]

A coq au vin recipe that’s it’s easier than it looks

A coq au vin recipe that’s it’s easier than it looks

When mostĀ people think about French cooking, they probably think of highly complex dishes with a lot of steps. And that can be true for many, many recipes. However, just because a recipe may seem complicated and has a lot of ingredients, doesn’t mean it’s hard. […]

Boudin Blanc with Leek Mustard Sauce

Boudin Blanc with Leek Mustard Sauce

As I’ve mentioned, I’ve really developed a fondness for leeksĀ (you might even call it an obsession). In addition to using them frequently in soups, I’ve recently discovered their ability to make a savory sauce. I found this when I was looking for ideas for cooking […]

Yummy, Delicious Leek Gratin

Yummy, Delicious Leek Gratin

I’m currently having a love affair with leeks. I love their earthy oniony-ness. Most of all, I love their versatility. They can take almost any dish and make more flavorful without overpowering other flavors of a dish. And yet, they can also serve as the […]