Monthly Archives: November 2010

Thanksgiving, Franglish-style

Warning: This is a long blog post. Be prepared before you commit to reading it. Okay, I’ve been in France for Thanksgiving once before when I studied abroad in Paris. In a sad attempt at defiance, my fellow American -in-Paris … Continue reading

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It’s officially winter. The weather forecast is predicting snow for Thursday (though I have heard from several sources that it rarely snows in Rennes, so we’ll see about that. I tend to completely distrust weather forecasts anyways…). The Christmas lights … Continue reading

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Chicken Saltim-Sort-Of

This happy accident of a recipe was born last Friday night when I set out to make Giada di Laurentis’s Chicken Saltimbocca. I had made the dish a couple of times before, and always enjoyed it. Though, ( surprise, surprise) … Continue reading

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Boeuf Bourguignon a la Julia Child

I have to admit it: this recipe intimidated me. As anyone who is familiar with my cooking will attest, I am not a fan of recipes, and this is a rather intricate one that requires patience and forethought: neither of … Continue reading

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Pizza at La Casa Pépé

I remember when I was a little girl visiting France for the first time (at the ripe age of 12), we stayed on a tiny little island off the coast of Provence called Île des Embiez. This island was magical to … Continue reading

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Vegetarian, French-style

In general, the French aren’t big on vegetarianism (and neither am I: I love seafood too damn much). They love their meat, and their philosophy is waste not, want not. They eat the brains, the tongue, the feet, the blood. … Continue reading

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Girl et Galette

Bonjour tout le monde, et bienvenue à Girl et Galette, a blog about life and (mostly) food in France. I’ve recently moved to Brittany to teach English in a primary school, but my main job so far has been grazing on … Continue reading

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