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Organic (Janzé) Chickens in France

Free-range chickens are tough to photograph—at least in France. This was the first of many things I learned from a press event organized by Le Poulet de Janzé, a local free-r [...]

2018-04-09T08:10:32+00:00 0 Comments

One-Banana Bread

This recipe is proof positive of why every cook should know how to make—and use—a vegan egg. I always seem to have one over-ripe banana. There it will sit, on my counter, get [...]

2018-04-06T10:58:58+00:00 0 Comments

My Weekend at the Fair

I stayed till the cows went home. But let me back up…to the two cooking demos I did for the Chamber of Agriculture. The demo kitchen was set up smack in the middle of the cow [...]

2018-03-28T08:53:50+00:00 0 Comments

Teurgoule (Norman Rice Pudding)

What is the matter with Mary Jane? She's crying with all her might and main, And she won't eat her dinner - rice pudding again - What is the matter with Mary Jane? From ‘Rice [...]

2018-03-21T18:22:20+00:00 0 Comments

Ranch Dressing Chez Moi

Living abroad for an extended period of time inevitably means missing—and craving—many foods you once took for granted. Many wouldn’t even make your top ten list of favorite [...]

2018-03-21T10:59:39+00:00 0 Comments

Ballymaloe’s Irish Soda Bread

If there is one thing you should make (or learn to make) for Saint Patrick’s Day, it is Irish Soda Bread. In fact, you should make (or learn to make) Irish soda bread, period [...]

2018-03-21T11:00:21+00:00 0 Comments

Frisée Salad with Lardons

If you've had one, is there anything better than a salade frisée aux lardons – the French bistro classic that’s a tangle of frisée lettuce tossed with bacon (lardons), shallo [...]

2018-03-17T14:26:16+00:00 0 Comments

Green Rhubarb Lattice Pie

As I do my best to get through the hungry gap, I’ve been digging into my freezer to see what treasures I stashed there last summer. And….score!! Two pounds of frozen rhubarb [...]

2018-03-17T14:25:33+00:00 0 Comments

Why is my rhubarb green?

I will never dispute the superior quality of the rhubarb I buy from *my* vegetable stand at the farmers’ market in Saint-Malo, but I’ve always found its color disappointing. [...]

2018-03-14T11:01:32+00:00 1 Comment