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Dancing Tomatoes

Side Dish

Cherry Season

Go to Video I don’t know if you can hear the sigh of relief in France.  There are Plenty of Cherries For All Why? Because the cherry harvest has climbed back up to normal after several years of being short.  Merci, mother nature and a return to normalcy – there were no untoward freezes, no …

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Leeking Around

Unwashed leeks on the table

Go to Video The Leek – Allium porrum The French have a saying, “poireauter,” which means to wait.  Leeks Don’t Move From whence this expression?  It was apparently coined in the 19th century, amongst leek growing farmers.  Enormous care and effort goes into producing a straight, tall leek. They must be planted deep, not too far apart …

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The Gratin in all its splendor – squash, apples, onions | Paris, France

squash, apples, onions, cream, milk

Go to Recipe Go to Video The gratin is one of the best-kept culinary secrets of the French repertoire.   So many vegetables can be turned into a gratin, and what keeps any and every version amazing is the inimitable “French Touch”.  Le Gratin Which pretty much has to do with the right amounts of milk …

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