Category Archives: Brittany

The beautiful Breton coast

While there is a quiet drama to the silhouetted fields and medieval towns of inland Brittany, it is the dramatic coastline that truly impresses. Saturday began my few day driving tour of Brittany and the Loire valley and the grand … Continue reading

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Last day of cooking in Brittany

Although Friday was supposed to be our “day off” from eating, our trip to Dinan still revolved around a typical Breton lunch: galettes, crepes, and cidre. Originally from Brittany, these dishes have migrated throughout the country and I had always … Continue reading

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Day 4 of French cooking and drowning in butter

I am utterly saturated in butter. This morning I had my hands in it to make garlic herb butter for langoustine, this afternoon I was whisking it into a beurre blanc sauce for turbot, and at every meal this week … Continue reading

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Day 3 of French cooking, with a Scandinavian twist

We started off on Wednesday by tackling an omelet soufflĂ© with parmesan, which I thought was a great twist for something new to do with eggs for weekend brunches. Like many of the dishes that Poul teaches, it was not … Continue reading

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Day 2 of French cooking, an eclectic mix of cuisines

We woke up to a sunny and “fresh” morning on Tuesday, which I think is a lovely way of saying, “Damn, it's really, really cold outside!” Apparently they reserve the word “cold” for when things get like an icebox and … Continue reading

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First day at the French Cooking School

As I sit in a toasty kitchen with a fire blazing in the hearth and light pouring in the windows onto smooth wooden countertops, there is nowhere else I would rather be on a blustery afternoon in Brittany. Poul, the … Continue reading

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Arriving in Brittany

I didn't realize just how far into the middle of nowhere I was headed when I signed up for the French Cooking School in Brittany. After transferring to my second train on the trip from Paris on Sunday evening, I … Continue reading

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