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Adventures of an American cooking, eating and living in France

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These Vegan Black Beans Go with Anything

These Vegan Black Beans Go with Anything

One of the things that I really miss about the U.S. is access to a wide variety of beans. Here in western France, most regular grocery stores only have two types: white (mogette, basically cannellini, though I think they’re a bit larger) and red kidney […]

This Roasted Tomato Soup with Bacon is oh so yummy

This Roasted Tomato Soup with Bacon is oh so yummy

It’s officially tomato season and I’m back with another soup! This time it’s a warm roasted tomato soup with bacon. MMMMM…. We’re picking loads of tomatoes from our garden, and last weekend I harvested ten gorgeous ones (to add to the two I still had […]

This roasted ratatouille will knock your socks off!

This roasted ratatouille will knock your socks off!

It’s summertime, which in France (and elsewhere) means that the awesome summer veggies are arriving just in time to make a delicious ratatouille! I’m talking scrumptious eggplant, zesty zucchini, and pungent peppers. They are bountiful, and it’s no wonder that ratatouille is considered one of […]

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 […]