Adventures of an American cooking, eating and living in France

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Poached Cod with Peas and Broccoli

Poached Cod with Peas and Broccoli

French cooking is known for its rich, heavy dishes, but sometimes you just need something light. Enter poached fish. Poaching fish delivers big flavor with a relatively easy cooking method that has a lot of options to add flourishes. In this recipe I use cod, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]