Gastronomic countryside excursion

Hidden Gastronomy It’s far from everywhere, a place that requires a car, a map, and a couple of hours to get to from the nearest major airport (my apologies to Carcassonne, but your airport… not so much). It’s in a tiny village called Fontjoncouse, which is in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the southwest of France. …

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Easy homemade Coq au Vin

Coq au vin is a traditional French dish but it is not that easy to find it in restaurants. Ever since I have tasted a delicious and sophisticated coq au vin at Alain Ducasse’s bistrot, Benoit, I have wanted to try it at home. Thanks to my Dayre pal Cowgal, here is the step-by-step recipe …

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Easy homemade Ratatouille

I absolutely love Ratatouille. And I have watched the movies a zillion times with my bestie’s girls. Whenever I watch this cartoon, I want to cook a ratatouille as delicious and as beautiful. Anyway, here is my home-cooked everyday ratatouille. Despite my obvious enthusiasm and my previous efforts at the Agneau à la cuillère, the Bar en …

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January 2014 Obsessions

Bonjour! January came to an end. What were my obsessions last month?   N°1 obsession : la truffe noire, from December until March. At home or in restaurants this January,  I have eaten truffles with eggs, with scallops, with pasta and with potatoes. I have until March to try it with cheese and with meat. …

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