Monthly Archives: November 2012


I’ve often fantasized about heading downtown during lunch to check out a food truck or three, including Sameh & Saed Wadi’s truck called, World Street Kitchen, aka WSK.  I’m afraid if I did, I’d be eating, for example, a Lemongrass Meatball Banh Mi on the light rail as I headed back south.   In other words, […]
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Make an Apple Tart instead of a Pie for Thanksgiving

Instead of the traditional apple pie for thanksgiving, I’ve decided to make an apple tart instead.  It totally reminds me of the Tarte aux Pommes in France that I have enjoyed.  The crust is crisp and the apples are perfectly cooked. If you were in France you could purchase this delicious treat from any number […]
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Confit de Lapin (Rabbit Confit) and Rillettes

It was my good fortune, while on a recent culinary tour to Provence, to return to the Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de la Celle.  As part of the extraordinary lunch we enjoyed over-looking the courtyard, my friend and Executive Chef Benoit Witz presented this confit de lapin to us as a first course. The confit was […]
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Our day in Provence…

Up and at ’em!  Breakfast was at 8:00am.  However, I got up in time to give Kathie a hand.  It was an early start to the day, but I didn’t mind making the short trip to one of the Plascassier’s patisseries for croissants and other goodies. With breakfast finished, Kathie advised us that the window […]
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