An American, born in Texas, raised in California. Have lived internationally for the last 30 years. Now settled in Honesdale, Pennsylvania and Sens, France.

If recipes are not posted, please request in the comment section.  Thanks.

205 Responses to About

  1. Kevin Mullally says:

    This site is a lot easier to access. The meat pies look great.

  2. Ellen Fallon says:

    I’ve been following your blog and enjoy it very much but today’s pictures of the market have made me homesick for Europe. My son has just been stationed in Germany and I hope to visit them later this year. Maybe I’ll get to France as well.

  3. I’d love to see you Ellen!

  4. Very impressive site! I’ll visualize some of your photos when I’m reduced to eating road food next week.

  5. Karen says:

    A fellow displaced Texan had to say hello and let you know that I enjoy your blog. We travel to Europe almost every year and France is our favorite country…I think the food has a lot to do with it.

  6. Beverly says:

    I will be coming thru your lovely little town on Monday. I was hoping there might be a fresh market to visit. I have seen one mentioned, but the location was not. Any help you could give?
    Many thanks

    • Hi Beverly. The market is right in the town center. If you look up, you will see the spires of the cathedral. Opposite the catherdral in the square, you will find the market that is open on Monday for a big market day, inside and out.

  7. Everything you have looks amazing! Btw there is a recipe contest going on right now to win the crowne plaza concord’s Top Chef contest on their facebook page and I reallllly hope I win, if you could give any advice by looking at some of my recipes (I entered the bbq tofu salad tacos) that would be awesome! 🙂

  8. ....RaeDi says:

    Nice blog have enjoyed myself and will return….RaeDi

  9. Pia says:

    Found your blog through Expatica and love the pictures of the food. Gonna check out more recipes on your site in the future for sure.

  10. ....RaeDi says:

    Hello, I have nominated you for ‘The Most Versatile Blogger Award!’ I follow very few blogs, only those that I really enjoy and when I received this award I thought of your blog. It never lets me down and I enjoy it very much. Thank you….RaeDi

    This is not easy for me…

    Tikktok has nominated me for this award, The Most Versatile Blogger Award! I do not know whether to thank her or block her. I am not one who likes to receive any type of notice, other than please read my blog and subscribe… it is hard for me to accept this award… if you want to know the truth… I went to one class reunion since I graduated in ???? (I will put it like this it has been a very long time) and the only class reunion I went to was the 25th.

    I knew the gal that was putting it all together and she was honored with being picked the speaker. We were good friends in high school and I was invited over one afternoon so we could get caught up on things, it had been quite a while. When she started talking about the little awards for who came the furthest, had changed the most, changed the least… my brain started thinking, yes it does that once in awhile… Please do not let it be me, I knew deep down I probably had come from the most miles away, unless someone was living in Europe or Asia that I was unaware of, but I let her know that to make sure it was not me, I wanted no added attention to myself. I thought there were no possibilities my name would be called for any of the other awards, just for who had traveled the furthest. We talked about that and then I remembered that one of our classmates, became a pilot in the Air Force and had been stationed somewhere in Asia and had just returned stateside and was in Alabama. I said since he just returned and was on his way from just getting to Alabama then he should get it.

    That evening sure enough some thought I had came the most miles and my friend brought up our classmate/friend the pilot and that he was just getting in from… and he got the award. To my horror the next award was for who had changed the least, countless voices all called out my name. I looked at my friend up at the podium (pleadingly)she then asked if there any more nominees? To my relief two of my classmates’ names were called… after a few anxious minutes it was decided with applause and my friend named the winner and thank goodness it was not me. All that was said are you sure… We were all I was very sure!

    Now back to this award… Since she has done all the backup work and finding out just exactly what this award is or does, I leave that to her! Maybe she would like to write this too! All kidding aside, thank you Tikktok for thinking of me… you should not have!

    I need to list 15 blogs I enjoy reading then link them and let them know I have nominated them for this award. I need to list seven things about me; and I need to display the award badge! (HELP)

    15 Blogs I Enjoy (not in any order):
    2.Cooking in Sens
    3.Chica Andaluza
    4.tales of ambrosia
    5.Jules & Jules do food & wine
    6.Camerahols/Food,Photography & France
    7.the bountifulplate
    10.Oneheartonemind’s Blog
    11.A Word from the Bird
    12.Mango, Chili and Z
    13.mixed gems
    14.meanderings minds

    Seven Things About Me:
    1.I do not know how to display the award badge!
    2.It is hard to make a list when all you have to do is read: JUST ME, which tells you everything!
    3.My biggest fear is height, no… maybe mice… or it could be spiders…
    4.I do not like frying bacon.
    5.I will not swim in water that I cannot see what is swimming with me, but love the beach…
    6.Love doing watercolors more than cooking.
    7.Love our baby, a pixie bob named Ninnie.

    The Versatile Blogger Award:

    If you have been nominated by someone and you claim this award by displaying it on your blog, you must meet certain criteria. Here is the list:
    1.You must give credit to the person that has nominated you and create a link to their blog in your post, (as I have done in the above paragraph.)
    2.You must create a list of 15 blogs that you enjoy most and link to those as well. Then you must go and tell them you have nominated them. That means if you do not have 15, you cannot do this step. If you do not complete this step, then you cannot claim this award.
    3.Finally, you must create a list of seven things about yourself.

    Thank you Tikktok for nominating me, you are such a darling! Is Cocoa still screeching? ….

  11. I love the content on your blog- definitely gives me some new ideas for recipes to try. thanks for sharing!

  12. Rita Koch says:

    Hi Rosemary,
    I continue to be amazed and made hungry 🙂 by the dishes you post each day. Am going to send the link to your blog to my friend Isabelle who is an avid chef in her own right and is a travel and food writer. I know she’ll feast on your blog. Thanks for sharing your tasty treats with all of us! Great seeing Kevin home for a visit with you and Jade. Regards, Rita

  13. isabelle tourneau says:

    Hello Rosemary (what a wonderful name for an inspired cook!),
    I’m Rita’s friend, Isabelle, and I’m so glad she sent a link to your blog. Cool fall days are here in North Carolina, and I’ve been craving a rustic, spicy lentil dish, which I found on your site – merci! I believe one good recipe deserves another, so here’s one I created from Restaurant Au Moulin Vent in Paris after enjoying it a couple of times there last year. (I love recreating recipes!) This dish is colorfully delicious, deceptively simple and always a fav when I make it for friends here in the USA. Hope you like it too! –

    Salad of Braised Leeks & Roasted Beets
    Recreated from Restaurant au Moulin a Vent, Paris http://www.au-moulinavent.com

    For the Leeks:
    4 small or medium leeks, tough outer leaves discarded and leeks trimmed to about 7 inches long and cut lengthwise into quarters or eighths
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    1/4 cup chicken broth
    1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

    In a large bowl soak leeks in cold water to cover 15 minutes, swishing them through the water occasionally to remove any grit. In a heavy skillet melt butter over moderate heat. Lift leeks out of the water and with water still clinging to them add to skillet. Cook leeks, stirring occasionally, for five minutes and add broth and zest. Braise leeks, covered, 15 minutes, or until very tender, and season with salt and pepper.

    For the Beets:
    1 bunch beets (about 1 pound), trimmed
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    1 tablespoon minced shallot
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    1/4 teaspoon sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Preheat oven to 425°F. Wrap beets in foil and roast in middle of oven until tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Unwrap beets and cool. While beets are roasting, prepare dressing. Stir together olive oil, shallot, lemon juice, vinegar, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Slip skins from beets and cut beets into 1/4-inch dice and add to dressing, tossing to coat. Arrange beets in the center of a platter and drizzle with any dressing remaining in bowl. Surround beets with a circle of braised leeks.

    Serve slightly warm or at room temperature as an appetizer, or as an accompaniment to Chicken with Herbes de Provence. Or create a light meal by serving this salad with warm goat cheese and crusty bread.

    For Warm Goat Cheese:
    Cut log of goat cheese into rounds. Dip goat cheese rounds in beaten egg, letting excess drip off, then dredge in panko crumbs, pressing lightly to adhere. Chill at least 15 minutes, then sauté quickly in olive oil, turning once.

  14. I’m a big fan, so much so that I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award!

  15. Mark says:


    I just made your Chiquetaille but forgot to boil the fish after soaking, is this going to be a massive problem?


  16. Hi there,
    We wanted to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award, but reading the above comments, it’s no surprise that you’ve already been nominated! Anyways, seems like a fun little idea and thing to do – so thus, we’re passing the torch on. We’ve really enjoyed reading your blog!

  17. Conor Bofin says:

    Christmas Eve tomorrow here. We are not cooking the traditional. We never do. On Christmas Day, we will cook roast rib of beef, Yorkshire puddings, potatoes and roast winter vegetables. We will have smoked salmon and home made brown bread to start. A meringue cake with raspberries to finish. There will be no photos or posts. It is a family time. Wishing you a happy Christmas and all the best in 2011.

  18. Michelle says:

    Thank you for regularly bringing a little bit of France (our spiritual home!) to far-away Kentucky. We look forward to your cooking adventures in 2012. Bonne année!

  19. I am interested about your background. I wonder are we family. My mother is Patricia Sawyer, grandmother Minnie Franklin ( Jackson maiden name), daughter of Walter Jackson, son of Oliver Jackson. Does that ring any bells! Let me know. By the way love the blog.

  20. Claire says:

    Congratulations on a gorgeous, interesting and informative blog! I am a rookie in the realm of food blogging and I’m full of admiration for your photography and recipes. Quite inspiring! It also has me musing on my past life (so to speak) in France!

  21. AKMamma says:

    I wanted to let you know your header image is broken. GREAT site btw, found you from foodporndaily.com

  22. Linda Swanson says:

    My husband BBQ’d lots of salmon this weekend, so I thought I’d use some in a quiche. I used your salmon quiche recipe and it was a big success. Thank you.

  23. You are so fortunate to have 30 years of international assignments; we were lucky to have just one. Beautiful photos. Looking forward to following your blog….

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  25. Conor Bofin says:

    Nominated you for a couple of awards today. Check out my lates post for details.

  26. Dave says:

    Rosemary, I just wanted to thank you for all that you post on your website. Coming to your site really eases my nerves and creates an escape from all the negativity in the world. I always leave here as a man better traveled. Your words and enthusiasm reenforce all that is good about the self curing nature of cuisine, writing and people.
    Merci Mon Ami

  27. hello, i just nominated you for the versatile blogger award ~ i really enjoy your recipes and photography ~ you have a lovely site


  28. nicole foppiano says:

    Hello! I love your blog! I was wondering if you allow your recipes (along with a photo) to be re-posted on the web. My family runs a farming and packing company in Stockton, CA and we are currently working on a new website which is going to include a Recipe section. We would love to feature some of your recipes if you would allow us to. Of course we would give you the credit and include a link to each original recipe on your site. If you would like additional info please email me.


  29. Hi Rosemary,
    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award as I enjoy reading your blog!
    If you’d like to read and repost the award, here’s the link: http://midihideaways.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/flowers-flowers-everywhere/
    Look forward to reading more of your posts,

  30. putneyfarm says:

    Hi, I think you just got one of these. But FYI, we nominated you for another blog award:


    You are on a roll. But we do love your blog and hope more people find it…

  31. Sue Cheng says:

    Hi there!

    My name is Sue, and found your blog today thru WordPress – it captured my interest! I’m from SlimKicker (a healthy living/fitness app), and was wondering if we can do a giveaway for your blog readers?

    Our site basically turns people’s health/fitness goals into a level up game with challenges such as quitting soda for a week. We’re looking for new challenge ideas, so was thinking of holding a contest where your readers leave a comment on a health challenge idea, and we’ll pick our favorite challenge idea, use it on our site, and give the winner either a free digital health scale, slow cooker, or digital heart monitor.

    Let me know if you’re interested by email: sue (at) slimkicker.com

    PS. You can choose not to publish this comment since it’s not really a comment, I just couldn’t find your email address =)


    • Hi Sue. I don’t mind publishing your comment for my readers. However, you might have noticed that my blog is not really, per se, a healthy or fitness blog but is mostly concerned with the preparation of food using superior ingredients. No antibiotic loaded meats or GM fruits and vegetables, but lovely cheeses, butter, creme fraiche and all of the rich products of France, including foie gras, that I can get my hands on 🙂

      I think your readers would be more in tune with another site. Thank you for the invitation but I’m afraid I must decline.

  32. Because I love your recipes and photos, I have nominated you for a blog award. Congratulations!

    See my recent blog post for more details ….

  33. Very impressive blog !! You should ask me next time before buying Emile Henry products on the web, I might help you ! Laure from your Genevieve Lethu store – 113 grande rue a Sens – we met this morning !!

  34. Lilly Sue says:

    I love your blog. You have great photos and I love the clever name. I have awarded you the Very Inspiring Blogger Award 🙂
    Click on the link http://goo.gl/clxov or visit my blog. Congrats!

  35. Hi, I love reading your blog very much and have passed along the ’7*7 Link’ Award to you. http://cookingwithmamamiyuki.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/77-link-award/

  36. Yvonne says:

    Hello there!
    It was nice meeting you at the grocery store just now. But I feel like a stupid idiot. Shortly after you walked out I remembered the German name of what you were looking for. They even had it at the grocery store we were in.
    Corn starch is “Speisestärke” in German and they have it from Mondamin. The box has a marble cake in front of it, but it is exactly what you are looking for made out of corn.
    Hope you will find it.
    Again pleasure meeting you … now I will check out your recipes 🙂

  37. Hey — I just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. For info, check out: https://myfoodjournalblog.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/very-inspiring-blogger-award/


  38. asha says:

    Hi..I like your blog and have nominated you for Sunshine Award. Please check http://offbeatlounge.wordpress.com/recognition/

  39. I’ve nominated you for the inaugural foodisthebestshitever award. Suss my latest post!

  40. caseylee18 says:

    Hi, I nominated you for the Liebster award! Come see the post for more details! http://caseofthemunchies.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/liebster-award/

  41. dominikanita says:

    The food looks delicious and i’m going to try to cook some of what you posted. Makes me hungry already. Looking forward to more of your posts. 🙂

  42. Your blog is truly a great one, which is why I have nominated you for the Leibster Award. I see that you have been nominated for this award before, as well as other awards, which is a true sign that you are doing great things with this blog. Check it out – http://wp.me/p2GTpv-dt Hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday season thus far 🙂

  43. Hi there, I’ve nominated you and your amazing blog for the sunshine award. If you’re interested please do check out this post for the rules, etc. And have a happy new year! http://ineedafeed.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/im-walking-on-sunshine-311212/

  44. Nice blog. Some recipes I will defo give it a go!
    I’ve just started my blog, please check it out if you like food.
    Cheers, Andy

  45. You have such a lovely blog! I’m so glad I took the time to browse. I look forward to reading more of your posts!

  46. gwynnem says:

    I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. I love learning about food and Euro life through your blog. Best wishes!


  47. This is Vonzel. Please call me when you awaken. Yes, I know what time that is. LOL! I will answer on IPad or Iphone. Please use Face Time if you can. Thanks

  48. A little bit of love from the other side of the world awaits you here… love those photos and recipes http://foodisthebestshitever.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/another-blogland-award/

  49. WordPress recommended your blog to me. I’m a Texas-born, California-raised, European-educated food-blogger too! Small world. Your recipes look great, looking forward to reading more!

  50. acrusteaten says:

    I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award because I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog over the past couple months! You don’t necessarily need to do anything, but you can view my post to see the rules and nominate blogs you like!

  51. Hi there,

    i can barely tste your passion throughout your photograph…
    keep seharing and inspiring my friend
    Dentist Chef

  52. besa says:

    Thank you very much for visiting my blog and great thanks for the “ Follow”. You have got an amazing blog and I just love it. Your recipes look great and I am looking forward to reading more.

  53. I’ve nominated your blog, for a Liebster Award. You can find out about it here: http://marriedinmarrickville.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/nomination-the-leibster-award/
    Check it out & participate if you want – sharing the blog love…
    Love MIM.

  54. Liz says:

    Wow what an exciting life..thanks for stopping by. Have a pleasant week!

  55. Ok I’ve joined your crowd, Seems we enjoy a similar cooking style, hope you take a look at my work as I follow yours.

  56. This blog is fantastic. Your photography is superb! I’m so happy to have come across this. I hope my boyfriend and I can make the wonderful food you’ve made here.

  57. Evelyn says:

    Hallo! I absolutely love your blog. I just came back from studying abroad in Heidelberg Germany and I, honestly, fell in love with the city. I cannot wait to be back, possibly next summer. It’s so great to follow your blog, I feel like I’m back in Germany being curious and tasting different things. Right now I’m working on a blog for all the restaurants I tried in Heidelberg. I was there for two semesters so I really got a chance to go out and taste some great food! Can’t wait to read more of your blog. I cannot emphasize how excited I am to read your recipes and experiences!

  58. Nikki F. says:

    Just wanted to let you know that a sick freak on Facebook is using your pictures and claiming them as theirs. They are claiming that your Barbecued Rabbit Saddle and Grilled Corn with Cumin Butter is BBQ’ed Cat, and telling people to kill their neighbor’s pets to make it. Many ppl would like to see the page shut down for good but their complaints are falling on deaf ears. There is even a petition with over 8,000 signatures. I humbly request, as you are a copywrite holder of one of the images they stole, that you make a report to Facebook. The more people that complain of copywrite infringement the quicker it will be shut down. Here is the link to the post with your image…

  59. Nikki F. says:

    It is still there for me. Here is the link to her page. Your pic was posted this sunday.

  60. Hi, I nominated you for the Liebster award (http://wp.me/p2JXcQ-3k). I always enjoy reading your blog! -Lucie

  61. David Honig says:

    Delightful site. I’m trying to find contact information for you. I’d like to link your Osso Buco recipe to a Palate Press review. We always add food pairing to wine reviews, and would like to add links to recipes. These would be included in wine store shelf-talkers, too, with QR codes going directly to the recipe site. If possible, we would like the recipe to link back to the review as well. The review being considered can be found at http://palatepress.com/2013/07/wine/2008-cipriani-san-martino-bolgheri-superiore/ We would like to use this recipe, and to be able to communicate directly with you for other recipes. I look forward to hearing from you.

  62. Very nice blog with lovely photos, wonderful stories and delicious food. You just can’t beat this combination.

  63. Bethan says:

    I am nominating you for the Liebster Award. Check out my post about it here: http://foodkitchenofb.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/the-liebster-award/.

  64. Hi! I’ve been a fan of your blog for a while, and now I’m headed out in your direction for vacation. Staying near Nevers for a few days, and I was wondering if you have any must-visit recommendations in the area? Looking forward to cooking in Burgundy!

  65. Hi Carolyn. I don’t really know anything about, Nevers, in the Nievre region. Sens is located in the Yonne region of Burgundy, about 2 hours from there and I haven’t traveled that way. I do know that it’s close to the Sancerre wine region. If you do decide to come to Yonne, let me know. There are a couple of fine restaurants that I think you would like. In any case, let me know how your trip was and enjoy!

    • Thanks! I didn’t realize it was still that far away!

      • Burgundy is pretty big. In the beginning I used to think that Yonne and Saone et Loire were the only departments 🙂 That’s probably how I missed Nievre and Cote d’Or. I have since been to Cote d’Or (cremant, Dijon and very close to Champagne-Ardenne in the Aube department). We’ll have to take a trip to Nievre so that we can say we have experienced all of Burgundy 🙂

  66. Hello there… Love your food and everything looks so amazing, what’s the camera that you use to take such mouthwatering dishes? Oh and if you have a moment please do visit caramelizedthoughts.com would love to take your input on that

  67. kate magee says:

    I have just nominated you for a Shine On Award….well deserved!

  68. Wow ! i have just discovered your blog and i love your recipes ! I wish my girlfriend would do the same bento boxes for me :p

    • Welcome Fabien and thank you. You could make your own……

      • I know i’m kidding ! i’m the cooker in the house, my dear does the best pastries ^^. If you have any plan to come in Paris, you can visit me and you will find some place to go and to see ! soon, leblogduconcierge will be translate in English 😉

        • It’s a shame I can’t seem to access your blog. It always shows “proxy error.” What a nice invitation! We will be in Paris on Saturday, but only passing through on our way to Sens.

  69. nita says:

    I’m a Californian/Texan living in France too! I’m so glad to have stumbled upon your blog-I absolutely love it!

  70. Chris Clarke says:

    I was wandering about the internet looking for Joumou recipes, when I stumbled upon your blog. It is lovely! I am especially enamored with your Haitian Soupe Giraumon/Joumou recipe. May we use the recipe and accompanying photo on our Kitchen page? We would attach your bio and a link back to your blog.
    I look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Thank you,
    Chris Clarke
    Resident Foodie
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  72. We like your blog very much and would like to nominate you for the Blog of the Year Award 2013 – participation is up to you. For details and steps to follow please see this link: http://britishblokescooking.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/blog-of-the-year-award-2013/

  73. I have nominated you to the Versatile Blogger Award.
    The rules as per my understanding are;
    • Give thanks to the person providing your nomination.
    • Include a link to their blog
    • Nominate 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
    • Finally, the hardest, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
    All the best, Cheers

  74. Angie Mc says:

    So lovely to find you! And I smiled to see you are in Honesdale in addition to Sens; I’m originally from Scranton 🙂 Happy New Year!

  75. Hi, I have been following your blog for a while now and I just wanted to post a quick comment to say how much I have enjoyed reading your posts! I have tried two or three of your recipes now and they have all turned out fantastic! 🙂 I would really appreciate it if you could have a quick browse through my blog as I would really love your opinion due to the fact that I have very little food blogging experience and would love to hear from a more experienced blogger. Thank you! 🙂


  76. I’ve just found your blog today and really love your work and the French influences and how simple you make often quite sophisticated cooking look and appeal. Thank you, I look fwd to re-visiting soon.

  77. Cy Rathbun says:

    I am reading your potted shrimp recipe but have a question. Where did you get those fish ramikins?

  78. Hello! Just letting you know we’ve nominated you for the versatile blogger award. As always, acceptance is purely optional, so if you’re interest then please visit my post here http://arecipeforgluttony.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/versatile-blogger-awards/

  79. Your blog inspires me to learn to take better pictures 😉

  80. Shruti says:

    Hi!!! Came across your blog just now and enjoyed exploring it. Yummy recipes you have… Happy to connect 🙂 See you sometime @ http://www.cookingwithsj.com!!!

  81. cucinaegusto says:

    Hi I contact you because I see your blog and I like it.
    I send you the prize “liebster award”. Here you can find all about it…



  82. taraballarotto says:

    I’m an american living in Paris for the past 15 years and just bought a house near Sens about I year ago! I’m having a very small wedding at my house for 20 people mid June and would love any of your good adresses for Trateiur, people to help, flowers… again it is super small and simple but good addresses are always good to have as well as another American in the area 🙂 you can contact me- taraballarotto@gmail.com thank you Tara

  83. Ciao!

    I was wondering if you’d be interested in participating in the Writing Process Blog Tour. It’s not obligatory, but it is quite fun, and I’d love to see what your responses are. My posting date will be the 9th of June, and yours will be the 16th of June – but don’t worry, I’m not going to enforce that! If you can’t make it, you can’t make it. And the posting date for the three people you pick in turn will be the 23rd of june, and the people they pick will post on the 30th, etc.

    So pretty much all you need to do is:

    Step 1: Acknowledge the person and the site that involved you in the blog tour. My blog is http://ineedafeed.wordpress.com
    Step 2: Answer the 4 questions below about your writing process.

    1. What are you working on?
    2. How does your work differ from others of its genre?
    3. Why do you write what you do?
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    Step 3: Say who your three choices of bloggers are, and give a brief bio and link to the website of each of them. Again, their date will be the 23rd of june.

    So please let me know whether you’re interested in taking part or not as soon as possible. And have a fantastic day!


  84. amcarmen says:

    Amazing blog! I love your photography as well 🙂 I’m excited to see more recipes from you!

  85. AnotherDish says:

    Hi Rosemary,
    Was wondering why you weren’t posting anymore — I just discovered that I was mysteriously dropped as a “follower.” Anyway, I’m in Frankfurt for work for all of June. If you’re in Germany during that period and would be up for a coffee (or wine) and a chat somewhere in that or the Stuttgart area, let me know. Would be nice!

  86. PotSoup says:

    Lovely blog and very professionally enticing images. I discovered your blog through : http://thenotsocreativecook.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/introducing-new-bloggers-9/

  87. Love this food blog! I work at company called Tivamo and something like this would be great. Check out tivamo.com- let’s get in touch!

  88. Tom says:

    I have a polish website about cooking. I really like your blog – so many great recipes.
    I would be grateful if I could use your recipe for Duck Leg with Potato Curry (Nepal).
    Of course I would give you as the author and put a link to your article.

  89. cendriani says:

    Love your work and happy to follow you.

  90. noa says:


    I am Noa Berger, VizEat’s Community Manager (http://bit.ly/Wf1vx3). We connect locals and travellers who’d like to discover a new culture with hosts who welcome them at their home around a meal.

    Using VizEat is very easy and straightforward: hosts post their meal (this could also be an aperitif, brunch, wine & cheese, etc.) select a date & price, choose their guests and then share an authentic moment around a home cooked meal!

    I love your blog and so would be delighted to discuss a potential partnership. There are numerous mutually beneficial opportunities that we can present to you.

    Would you be available for a 10 minute chat so that I can give you more details about the partnership and what we are proposing?

    We look forward to welcoming you on board!

    Kind regards,

    Noa Berger
    Community Manager

  91. My boyfriend and I lived in the French Alps for 6 months awhile back….and although food culture is slightly different between Burgundy and the Savoie, it’s such a treat to read your blog!

  92. Bonjour!Your pictures look beautiful! We are a French Cooking and Baking School in Paris and we just started our very own blog. I’d like to invite you to check us out sometime 😉 Also, if you’re ever in town, please do come by! Since you live in France, you might be interesed in checking out one of our recent posts on French Food labels. Hope all is well in Sens and it’s dryer our there than here!

  93. Hello!! I’m Jolien and I started a blog last year… I just found yours and it looks great 🙂 If you want to take a look at mine? Lovecookingeveryday 😉

  94. Thom Hickey says:

    Pleased to have found you here and looking forward to further reading. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox.

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  96. I love how your blog is so unique in that it not only posts recipes, but tells of a story through pictures, of your life and stories surrounding the dish and the culture. I’m loving it!

  97. Hi,
    Wondering if you want to add me to your blogroll and I will add you to my new Links section too. There are none up yet, I am asking you as number one … and going to be adding them as I cross link. Let me know. http://www.unorthodoxfoodie.com Thanks!

  98. Ah, a fellow expat Texan in France! I moved to France 3 years ago (in the north). Your recipes look lovely, and your photos are gorgeous!

  99. Tess Catlett says:


    Your recipe for Kipper Salad (https://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/not-chiquetaille-dhareng-fume/) is being included in an upcoming Healthline round-up list of anti-inflammatory recipes. Healthline’s editors choose each recipe based on quality, creativity, and overall value for our readers—and your delicious, healthy recipe truly fits the bill!

    We would love to include pictures of the recipe from your site (including credit and a link, of course). Is this something you would be open to? We are not planning to duplicate your recipe on our site – rather we will link to your recipe through our post.

    Let me know if you would be interested in letting us include your photo and/or if you have any other questions! I can be reached at tcatlett@healthline.com.

    – Tess Catlett, Editorial Assistant at Healthline.com

  100. Lilou says:

    I love your blog. There are so many different religional cuisines in France.
    I would love to see American cusine’s classics prepared à la française.

  101. Absolutely love your blog !
    Great recipes and such varieties , looking forward to more these !
    Keep it up!
    If you get time in between creating delicious dishs do check out our food blog and let us know how it is ,we would appreciate it . Thanks .

  102. emmaorussell says:

    Lovely blog. You have a very clear style, beautiful photographs, with a very practical step by step approach! Thank you for your effort!

    Emma @ http://www.cookingwithemmarussell.wordpress.com

  103. Hello,

    I hope this note finds you well! My name is Maggie, and I manage the recipe sharing program at ButcherBox (a new start-up for 100% grass fed beef). I recently came across your recipe for Pork Rib Roast with Pear and Tomato Salsa (https://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/pork-rib-roast-with-pear-and-tomato-salsa/), and was hoping I could share it with our members!

    ButcherBox is a monthly delivery service for 100% grass-fed beef, organic chicken, and heritage pork, serving a membership of over 5000 subscribers nationwide. As part of our experience, we partner with talented chefs and food bloggers to match featured cuts with simple and delicious recipes. We print these recipes cards with your name & blog info, and include the physical copies in that month’s box.

    Our upcoming box for December will include Pork Rib Roast, and your recipe is a perfect fit! We’d love to share it as a recipe card. If this seems like an interesting opportunity, let me know as soon as you can! All we would need from you is a high-quality photo of the dish, and a small headshot or logo.

    Let me know what you think, and hope to hear from you soon!

    With Gratitude,
    Maggie Krueger (maggie@butcherbox.com)

  104. Wow! From California to sens??!!! How do you survive?! 😉

  105. Hola! te nomino para el Blogger Recognition Award 2018, creo que tu Blog es muy bueno y debes continuar con él, por favor lee mi nota en el siguiente link: https://probacocinar.wordpress.com/2018/08/23/blogger-recognition-award-2018/
    Un cordial saludo, Silvia.

  106. Jacqueline says:

    I love your blog! Remember Jay and Jacqueline Smith from Dakar????? I am so glad I found you!

    • What a surprise! It’s nice to hear from you. Happy holidays! We spend 3 months a year in Sens, France and the rest in Honesdale, PA. Where are you guys?

      • Jacqueline Smith says:

        Bonjour Rosemary!
        We are in Georgia. Send me your email if you have time! Your blog is perfect and makes me miss France! Best to Kevin from both of us.

      • JACQUELINE SMITH says:

        Hi Rosemary,
        We are thinking of also doing a 3 month/ year dans la belle France and would like your input. You are more French than I am ! Our best to Kevin.

        • Sounds good! Go to Paris first and see everything on the tourist list, then get out into the country side. People are friendlier and interested in Americans. Everyone has a little English which is mandatory in schools.

  107. You have such a nice blog with amazing recipes! Thanks for the comment 🙂

  108. Hi! just wanted to say thank you for supporting my blog from day 1 – your comment on my first recipe itself was so encouraging. I was nervous about starting the blog and your kind words made my day! Today is the last post for my blog but I will continue to check out your amazing recipes. I hope you enjoyed my blog as much as I love yours

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