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Pear Almond Tart with Whole Wheat Crumble Crust

December 27, 2013 | 3 Comments

A lovely Pear Almond Tart the wholesome twist of a whole wheat crumble crust, the finishing touch to our holiday feast.  Rich and mellow, it was an elegant end on a dark winter’s night.  Pure,...

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Lentil Sausage & Bacon Casserole - Food Gypsy

Lentil Sausage & Bacon Casserole

March 18, 2013 | 1 Comments

Leaning decidedly French, a big pot full of Lentil Sausage & Bacon Casserole, a one pot meal that takes two pots to make, but who’s counting?! Inspired by a couple of links of mild veal-herb...

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When in Dijon, Buy Fancy Mustard

January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

When in Italy, buy shoes.  When in Mexico, buy tequila.  When in Dijon, go straight to The Maille Mustard Shop for Dijon’s famous mustard. Shelves teem with jars, serving vessels, vinegars, pickles and mustards in a dizzying array of...

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Les Halles – the Market of Dijon

January 9, 2013 | 3 Comments

You learn a great deal about the culture of food in an open market, it’s both social and commercial.  Les Halles, Dijon’s Central Market, is a snapshot of Burgundy’s gourmet lifestyle, except in France it’s just called...

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Foie Gras – Pure and Simple

January 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

The making of foie gras is a simple, though messy process.  The fattened liver is soft and breaks apart easily, so each step must be handled with care and precision.   Unless you’ve attended culinary school or...

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The Question of Foie Gras

January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

In France, consuming foie gras is not a question of ethics, there’s no quibbling over whether we should have it or boycott its very existence.  The debate is: how much foie gras do we need?...

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A Taste of Burgundy, The Holidays in France

January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

This holiday season we made a pilgrimage to France, for a taste of Burgundy.  It was a journey home for the Chef in my life, time to connect with family, to breath the air of the French countryside and...

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A Lesson In Macaron – Macaron Hollandais

November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

This weekend the chef in my life whipped up a batch of Macaron Hollandais, as easily as I might knock off a dozen chocolate chip cookies. He has a way of making even the...

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Poulet Sauté Chasseur – Hunter’s Chicken

November 18, 2012 | 2 Comments

Poulet Sauté Chasseur, or Hunter's Chicken, crisp sauteed chicken served with a hearty sauce made with tomatoes, mushrooms a splash of white wine and brandy, flavoured with tarragon, this is a French classic, with...

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Créme Caramel – Classic Simplicity

September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Créme Caramel done well is rich, creamy and smooth. When inverted, a sweet layer of liquid caramel oozes over the sides and runs on to the plate to form the perfect puddle of sticky...

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Cherry Clafoutis with White Chocolate - Food Gypsy

Cherry Clafoutis with White Chocolate

August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

A little twist on a French classic, Cherry Clafoutis with White Chocolate made with the last of the summer cherries, the swan song of summer. It won't be long before we're awash with pumpkins...

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Pain Bagnat – The Perfect French Picnic

June 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

After last week's post on Salade Nicoise, we take a merry little detour to Pain Bagnat (literally translated: Wet Bread) which is that same Salade Nicoise, layered in a day-old sourdough roll, wrapped tight, put...

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