Tag Archives: scallops

When in Toulouse…

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the trip that my wife Jan and I took to Toulouse, where I had a medical appointment. In that posting I described the dinner we enjoyed at Brasserie Flo les Beaux Arts, … Continue reading

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Mark’s amazing scallops with apple: The recipe

By popular demand, I bring you the recipe for the amazing scallops that we enjoyed last Wednesday, as the third course of our seven-course, seven-and-a-half-hour Christmas Day lunch (“A Christmas feast in France,” posted December 27). Made by our friend … Continue reading

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A Christmas feast in France

Seven people. Seven courses. Seven and a half hours. That’s a quick summary of the Christmas Day lunch we enjoyed in a large and beautiful stone-walled home that friends are restoring, upgrading and updating on a hillside in the hamlet … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season to eat oysters…

Oysters may be found throughout the Greater Daglan Area for most of the year (no, silly, not roaming about in the wild, but offered for sale in various shops and markets). But during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season, … Continue reading

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An afternoon with our own French chef

Have you ever had a French chef prepare a meal for you in your own home, or perhaps in a home you were renting while on vacation? No? Well, you’re missing something. In the past, I’ve written about Chef Fabrice … Continue reading

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