Category Archives: Recipes

Our new truffle market — Part II

Yesterday my wife Jan made scrambled eggs for breakfast, and they were particularly delicious. How so? Because she had grated lots and lots of summer truffle into the egg mixture — from a truffle we had bought the day before. … Continue reading

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Lovely day, tasty follow-up

I shall  begin by stating that I love the name Yalumba. How exotic can you get! Does it refer to an African war cry? A South American river? A region of Australia? No matter: I love the name. But more … Continue reading

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Paella pointers, and other tidbits

Why does Nigella Lawson insist on pronouncing paella with an “l” sound? I don’t know. But I do know that (a) the dish should be pronounced in the Spanish manner, something like pie-AY-uh,  and (b) that it is one of … Continue reading

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Our latest New Year health tip

Like many people, you’re probably wondering: “What can I do, as we enter this New Year, to ensure that I’m eating enough citrus fruit?” The good news is that Radio Free Daglan is here to help, with our latest health … Continue reading

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A pretty perfect chicken (by memory)

A few days ago, I decided that it was time again to make one of my favourite recipes (Volaille Fermière au Vinaigre, or Farmhouse Chicken in Vinegar Sauce) from my favourite cookbook (Saveur Cooks Authentic French). It was only after … Continue reading

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Hospital Food Confidential: Secrets, ideas, tips

Far be it from me to slag all hospital food, whether it’s served in France, North America, or anywhere else. I know it’s a tough job preparing edible food at a reasonable cost for clients who are either ill or … Continue reading

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Some down-home French cooking

The ingredients at yesterday’s lunch may have been all French, but the idea actually came from a U.S. food show that my wife Jan and I were watching several days ago. “Mmmmmmm,” we both thought (yes, there were simultaneous thought … Continue reading

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