Dancing Tomatoes


When I first came to France, as an apprentice at La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine, my dreams jostled each other.  A big one, aside from learning everything about French cuisine, was to get to know the country. To that end, I joined a goodwill organization that put me in touch with families in the country, …

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aserving of endive and chicken soup with bread

Go to Recipe Go to Video Under the Kitchen Table Le nord, or the north of France, is endive country. There, tradition held that farmers or their wives would bury endive roots in a bucket of rich soil and put it under the kitchen table to “force” the roots to grow. The torpedo-shaped vegetables prospered …

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