Adventures of an American cooking, eating and living in France

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Savory, Slow-braised, Spice-rubbed Leg of Lamb

Savory, Slow-braised, Spice-rubbed Leg of Lamb

It was my wife’s birthday a few weeks ago, and as is her tradition, she requested lamb and mushroom risotto for her birthday dinner. And I was happy to oblige. Luckily, there’s an awesome butcher just down the street from where we live. I don’t […]

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┬ápeople 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. […]