Cooking in Sens Again

I’ve actually been in Sens since September 16th but I forgot my camera!  My darling husband thoughtfully mailed it to me and I received it a few days ago.  Barbecue!

There were so many things I wanted to make that we ended up with an obscene amount of meat; ribs, chicken, merguez, spiced lardons, duck magret, chicken.

I was so happy to be back in France and in my kitchen!  Too bad about the knives I forgot to bring with me, but I’ll take these over to the knife sharpener this week.

Not ready for prime time yet, I took a few pictures but mostly spent my time grilling the meat 😀

M. Parret, 80 years old and still lively, attempted to keep up his reputation as the country’s strongest critic of American food but his heart wasn’t in it because the smell coming from the grill distracted him 🙂  He brought his usual tray of some of the best cheeses of the region.

We began, of course, with a Bailly Cremant Chardonnay and continued with a Beaujolais Fleurie and an Irancy Palotte.  Just for fun, we had a trou de Normande (Calvados) between courses.  I need a bigger picnic table!

I used my cassoulet pottery for the salad because I guess all my salad bowls are either in the States or some are in one of the garages.  I’ll probably make a cassoulet some times soon.  The lettuce and mushrooms came from Pascal’s garden.







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An American living in Burgundy, France
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20 Responses to Cooking in Sens Again

  1. jmcheney says:

    Bonne rentrée! So happy to see you there again (even without the forgotten things) , and M. Parret right where he should be at your table encore, enjoying la cuisine américaine.

  2. sallyb113 says:

    So good to see you are back in Sen. M.Parrot must have missed you. I was beginning to think you had left Sen for good .

  3. Trix Render says:

    You are in your element in 1)France 2) your kitchen in France. It all looks delicious and your friends are very lucky.

  4. Mad Dog says:

    How fantastic and what a marvelous spread! It’s good to see M. Parret en forme.

  5. Must be so nice to be back in France! How wonderful for you.

  6. Conor Bofin says:

    Great to see you back in your spiritual home.

  7. Oh you must be so happy to be back…and M. Parret is looking good too!

  8. Michelle says:

    Rosemary’s in France/All’s right with the world. 🙂

  9. Great to see that you’re back in Sens – I hope it’ll not just be a fleeting visit!! Looking forward to some yummy posts!! 🙂

  10. Karen says:

    Nice to see you back in France and cooking for M. Parret once again. Sounds like you enjoyed a real feast.

  11. nuacsworld says:

    Looks utterly amazing, I got water in my mouth!

  12. Looking so delicious

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