La Goût de la France
Post date: 15-Nov-2012 01:14:03
1st December 2012
I just got back from a mediaeval village in the South of France and enjoyed wonderful provincial cooking - beef cheeks, tarts, cassoulets. This is not the typical French food you find in restaurants, but much more homely traditional cooking, perfectly suited to the cold winter nights. And, the desserts....
In my suitcase coming back I packed some demi-sel pork (salted pork), which is a crucial ingredient in cassoulet, along with smoked sausage and frozen french sausages. I also packed real french flour so we can have proper french bread, and a little cook book of terrines I found in the local brocante. We have gesiers confits (preserved gizzards - delicious) and coeurs de palmier for a fantastic salade folle.
So come and enjoy some of my friends' lovely cooking (whose recipes I stole!)
Salade folle - composez vos-même avec
Terrine de courgettes,
Salade de champignons cru
Coeurs de palmier
Paté de foies de volaille fait maison
et le vrai vinaigrette
Make your own "crazy salad" with terrine of courgettes, real preserved gizzards, mushroom salad, palm hearts, home made chicken liver pate, and real vinaigrette
Cassoulet de tradition
Traditional cassoulet with salted pork, smoked sausage, lamb and beans
potatoes baked with cream and garlic - heaven!
Poulet au vin blanc, gousses de l'ail et feuilles de laurier
Chicken cooked in white wine with whole cloves of garlic and bay leaves - a truly delicious dish
Tomates a la Provençal
Baked tomatoes with a crispy topping of herbes de Provence and breadcrumbs
Tarte d'epinards et du roquefort
Tart of Roquefort cheese and spinach
classic caramelised apple tart
Gâteau des Poires façon Anjou
Anjou pear cake
Mousse au chocolat noir
Real dark chocolate mousse
Cost will be £40 of which £35 will go direct to that French charity, Médécins Sans Frontières!
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