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Blanquette de Veau or Veal in White Wine Sauce — 4 Comments

  1. I make blanquette de veau for company sometimes (I have several recipes, one which uses star anise to flavor the sauce) and have been surprised how many French people say they have rarely eaten it. I find a lot of people don’t make “plats mijotés” anymore.

  2. One more to add to your list – do telegrams still exist these days? I remember party lines and telephone exchange operators who used to know everything going on in the district!

  3. Betty, star anise – I love that idea. Our young (temporary) French teacher (23) has no clue how to cook anything… Seems to be a trend all over.

    Gill – telegrams and wiring money and travelers checks…. We had a party line when I was growing up…. I remember the neighbors ‘listening in’.

    Kate, Europe on $5.00 a day – yes, I remember that. Then it was 15.00… then 25.00… I wonder what it is now?