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Summer Food: When August descends like a nap.

1Aug2016
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If you’ve been following my Instagram feed this summer, you’ve been gastronomically assaulted with picture after picture of my rustic tables set for lunch at Camont. More than once, we overflowed the big round wine vat table to two, then three old…

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2 old hens B&F

on ducks, death and rillettes at Camont

20May2016
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NO MORE FOIE GRAS!!!??? FOIE GRAS BANISHED IN FRANCE!!??? From the crazy headlines of international magazines like Conde Nast Traveler publishing cautionary tales to the simply illustrated flyer from my village explaining how to help stop the spread of the…

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I Heart Australia: Finding France Down Under

26Mar2014
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I found myself saying this over and over during the last two weeks-I heart Australia. And this is why. Over the last two weeks,  Christiane and Dominique Chapolard and I traveled the Victorian Countryside visiting farms, towns and markets. We came to…

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French Pigs upside down! Australia Workshop Road Trip.

9Mar2014
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  Come join us in Australia for a very special workshop in the Melbourne area. March 16th at Jonai Farms and some ensuing Gascon Gastronomic madness at Annie Smither’s Du Fermier on Tuesday March 18th. Tickets for workshop here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/french-pig-butchery-charcuterie-tickets-10718359903

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Looking at France …from afar and from within.

5Mar2014
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This timeless scene- the Basque charcutier Pierre Oteiza and a table of French fans. I had thought I would write a post about my  trip to the Salon d’Agriculture in Paris last week. You could call it the largest Producer’s market in…

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In the dark kitchen…lightly.

16Jan2014
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Waking on winter mornings, mild as they have been this year-2014, is a lesson in stealth. I come downstairs quietly to wake not sleeping sister nor snoring beast. The outside critters of Camont are still in the dark and so…

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