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Cool down with Chilled Carrot Soup

Cool down with Chilled Carrot Soup

It’s nearly summer, and the weather has definitely started to get warm in France (though, to be fair Western France’s weather is highly erratic; one day it’s 80 F, the next it’s 65 F.) Due to a recent mix-up in my shopping list, I had […]

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 […]

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 most 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. […]