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Adventures of an American cooking, eating and living in France

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Easy & Delicious Glazed Duck Breasts

Easy & Delicious Glazed Duck Breasts

One of the meats that is readily and inexpensively available in France is duck breast. Where in the U.S. I may have bought a single duck breast for about $10 – $15, here in France I can usually get two for that same price, and […]

Les Flots: A meal worth every cent

Les Flots: A meal worth every cent

My wife and I recently celebrated our 14th anniversary (hard to believe it’s been that long), and we decided to get away for a weekend to La Rochelle. And, like any good couple, we decided to treat ourselves to a nicer restaurant than we might […]

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. […]

Is Couscous French Food?

Is Couscous French Food?

If you spend any time in most sizable French cities, you are likely to come across restaurants that serve couscous. A typical dish of northern African countries, couscous is steamed semolina pasta typically served with stewed vegetables and grilled meats. I ask if this is […]

Champagne Pommery: A champagne cave…and an underground art exhibit

Champagne Pommery: A champagne cave…and an underground art exhibit

A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to visit relatives who live in Reims, the heart of champagne country. The highlight of the trip was a visit to Champagne Pommery, one of the oldest and largest champagne brands in the world. Pommery was founded in 1857 […]

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 […]