I was slightly surprised when I read on a menu in a small restaurant in the town of Lyons-la-Foret a dish that was called “jambonneau de volaille”, small chicken ham. Ham is pork, chicken is poultry, what is going on here?
Mirepoix is a city in the southwest of France, in the Ariège region. It is also the name given to a certain style of finely chopping vegetables and herbs to go into a soup or stew.
I have an old aunt living near that city and when I visit her I usually cook a dish she can keep in her freezer and use for several dinners. We went there this weekend and because it is getting colder I made a beef stew with seasonal vegetables.
I am very happy to be living in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, but there are of course fewer restaurants than in Paris and the choice of styles is limited. While there are a several sushi-like motorbike delivery services, you cannot get a nice noodle soup like in Tokyo or in the area around the rue Saint Anne in … Read more
A slightly complicated dish where a stuffing of ceps is put beneath the skin of the bird and then served with seasonal Brussels sprouts and chestnuts. There are various reasons to stuff a bird. The main reason is to add substance and flavours. Substance so that a family of six can dine on one chicken … Read more
There are still various mushrooms on the market, some late ceps, cantherelles, the black “trompettes de Maures” (also called trumpets of death) and the yellow girolles. I do like mushrooms, especially ceps, but I find most of the mushrooms a lot of bother to clean. Girolles go well with poultry, so I bought some of … Read more