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David Lebovitz cassoulet on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Cassoulet from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s  Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen was kind of epic. In so many senses of the word. Cassoulet is a slow-cooked (but not made in the slow cooker) casserole containing white beans and meat – typically duck confit, sausage and perhaps pork belly or goose. It hails from […]

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David Lebovitz counterfeit duck confit on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Counterfeit duck confit from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s  Cook the Book Fridays recipe from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen is something I am sure we’ll eat a lot of over the next couple of weeks when we’re in France for the holidays. Duck (confit) is a staple of the table in southwest France so it’s not something I cook for myself […]

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Pan-seared Duck Breasts with Kumquats from Around my French Table on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Pan-seared duck breasts with kumquats

Duck. Until fairly recently, it’s been on my “too difficult to cook properly” list.  Also, I find it quite a strong flavoured meat.  And really, I had a pet duck when I was little (named “Ping” after this book) so for many years I didn’t even touch the stuff.  I started to learn to like […]

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Duck breast with a red wine cherry sauce with green beans and roasted potatoes on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Duck with red wine-cherry sauce

Duck. It’s one of those meats that many people put on their “too difficult to cook properly” list. Or they think it’s too gamey. For most of my life, I’ve been one of those people as well.  My journey to slowly learning to like duck began in 2011 when Neil and I took part in […]

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Dorie Greenspan garbure on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Garbure from the supermarket

Garbure, huh? Yes, this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (garbure, p 86) is a hearty old stew with a ham hock, cabbage and a whole host of other veggies including white beans, turnips, carrots and potatoes. There’s also a duck leg and some garlic sausage. Pure comfort food and perfect for this ridiculous winter.  […]

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Dorie Greenspan's duck breast with fresh peaches on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Duck breast with fresh peaches

I don’t know about you but when I rent a house for my vacation, the first place I head to on arrival is the kitchen. I check out every drawer and cupboard, mentally taking stock of what’s going to be possible with the equipment that is there. Then I check the wifi 😉 For me, […]

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