We had some friends join us for dinner last night. I made a tagine similar to this one: Lamb and Artichoke Bottom Tagine.
I wanted an easy, vegetable first course that could spend some time in the oven while I relaxed.
And since I’m fond of alliteration I decided to serve a timbale with the tagine.
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This time of year the markets are full of endive.
Apparently the French eat them in huge quantities. One can get a pre-packaged bag with a dozen endive in it and I see shopping trolleys with three or four bags.
We like them….
But that’s a lot of endive.
I went through my French cook books thinking there would … Continue reading.....
Cauliflower Soup with Gruyere
Rule Number 1 if you are dealing with the French Bureaucracy: Never have all of the required papers.
Rule Number 1 if you are a French Bureaucrat: Always ask for one more document.
Regardless of how complete the dossier presented, one more 'something' could make it perfect… regardless of how unnecessary, superfluous or redundant.
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