Back to Cooking School- Butchery & Charcuterie


What happens at a cooking school in France that specializes in teaching Butchery & Charcuterie? If you’ve visited here before, followed my Instagram photos, or drooled over the Facebook photos, you’ll remember how hungry you’ll be by the end of…

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HAM FAIR- la Foire au Jambon in Bayonne


It starts with a parade. Drums, whistles and stomping feet. The Easter Weekend in Bayonne has feted the Foire au Jambon- or Ham Fair for 552 years. Since the 1400’s farmers have brought their wares to the riverside quays of…

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pig + time = ham


This is where it begins. A cuddle of black and white piglets under a heat lamp in a barn perched on the side of a mountain in the Pyrenees- Meet the Porc Basque. And this is where it ends- 3…

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Grrls Meat Camp Rendezvous Roundup


I’m sitting in a old New Orleans house. Warm air. Blue sky. And the lingering memory of Fat Shrimp and Red Beans consumed at midnight after a Winter Sazerac … or two. Hobos and Halloween in the French Quarter. No. Now…

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