Monthly Archives: January 2011

La Recette de la Tartiflette

When I returned from my trip to California about a month ago, I was delightfully surprised to find that the weather was unseasonably warm in Brittany. We had about 2 weeks of 50 degree weather which meant that I was … Continue reading

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La marchée à la place de lices….

My Saturday tradition is to do my shopping for the week in the open-air market in one of Renne’s largest squares, the Place de Lices. I’ve gone every Saturday since I moved here, unless I was out of town. It’s my … Continue reading

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Chèvre chaud

I don’t really discriminate when it comes to food. I love pretty much every thing, as long as it’s fresh and prepared well. I’ll eat any vegetable, every type of cuisine, spicy, salty, sweet, whatever texture. I’m always up for … Continue reading

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Cancale (aka “The Seafood Tower”)

So, I know that I said in the last update that I would be posting about the farmer’s market next, but I took a last-minute trip to Cancale today, where a personal dream of mine came true: I finally had … Continue reading

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Peter’s Seafood Gumbo

As previously mentioned, our New Year’s Eve meal was Seafood Gumbo a la my brother-in-law and native Mississippian Peter. He adapted his family recipe for Chicken and Sausage Gumbo and gave it a West Coast touch by substituting the meat … Continue reading

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My journey from Rennes to San Diego was rather long and terrible. I laughed, I cried, I cursed, but mostly I wondered how they haven’t created a faster/easier/better way to travel. How does it take 24 hours to get from … Continue reading

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