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Adventures of an American cooking, eating and living in France

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Easy pork tenderloin in cider sauce

Easy pork tenderloin in cider sauce

Until I moved to France, I always thought the term for “filet mignon” was reserved for that delicate and delicious cut of beef. However, I recently learned it also applies to pork tenderloin. One of my favorite cuts of pork, the tenderloin is indeed tender. […]

The Joys of Outdoor Cooking

The Joys of Outdoor Cooking

When I lived in the States, I had a nice gas grill. In the late spring, summer and fall, we’d cook and eat outside more often than not, but when we moved to France we moved to an apartment. That meant no grill. I suppose […]

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 […]