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Live Class with Susan – August 25th


August 25, 2022    
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm ( CET )
9:30 am ( PST ) / 11.30 am ( CST ) / 12.30 pm ( EDT )

The Dog Days of August are well behind us but, fortunately, the produce of summer isn’t. As the season progresses, flavors will just get more and more rich, and this menu celebrates the richness of fruit, vegetable, and herb. It’s a substantial menu yet refreshing, too, the kind that goes with lingering sunshine and the last days before “la rentrée” which, no matter the country, is when life gears up to its habitual rhythm. Enjoy these summer flavors!

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Suggestions for completing the menu:

You can start this menu as though you were in Provence, with a selection of olives, some seasoned with herbs, some simply plain

Wine suggestion:

Why not try a pinot noir, but this time from Alsace? This is a wine that will charm you, with its flavor and elegance. You can try a pinot from Oregon, too. They always seem more powerful and less elegant than the French versions, but still delish.



One 4-inch (about 10cm) piece of ginger
2 limes, preferably organic or untreated after harvest
Geranium blossoms – optional garnish
1 large bunch basil (to give 2 cups fresh leaves)
1 large bunch flat-leaf parsley
1 large bunch cilantro
2 medium-sized eggplant (about 1-1/2 pounds;750g),
rinsed, cut into 1/2-inch (1.25cm) rounds
1 cup (100g) walnuts
4 large cloves garlic
2 red bell peppers
2 to 3 lemons


1 cup (250ml) plain, whole fat yogurt


One 3-1/3 to 4 lb. (1.750-2kg) chicken, cut in serving pieces or 6 chicken thighs


1 tablespoon raspberry or sherry vinegar
Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Fleur de sel

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