Tag Archives: Dordogne

Stuffed

3 Nov

I don’t think I’ll eat anything today just to rid my system of all the glorious food we had over the weekend. As it usually is, this trip was another gastronomical weekend in Dordogne.

I’m going to try to enumerate our meals just to give you an idea.

– zucchini velouté, roasted chicken with ratatouille and rice, tarte tatin with vanilla ice cream

– raclette with tons of cheese and meat, grapefruit clafoutis

– frisee salad with bacon and walnuts, pork, coing and prune stew, more tarte tatin with vanilla ice cream

– roasted chestnuts with hot milk (I ate mine with no milk)

– quiche lorraine, frisee salad with porcini omelette, raspberry crumble with whipped cream

– paté de boudin, normal paté and baked spaghetti

Not to mention tons of bread and butter and jam and chocolates and candies and alcohol.

Good thing we didn’t find really good mushrooms in the forest or we would have eaten that too.

Now it’s back to the real world with plans to exercise (notice I just said plans) and eat healthier…until the next gastronomic weekend that is.

Tonight it’s vegetable soup and beet salad. Major major YUM!

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Another long gourmand weekend

29 Oct

Hola! It’s another long weekend for les français. And everyone knows that when there’s a holiday it’s a must for Parisians to go away for the weekend.

And so go away we will.

Tonight, we are driving down to Dordogne to spend the weekend at A’s house with some friends from Toulouse. We love going down there because of the Fab food and the Fab company.Yes, with a capital F.

A’s mom makes the most awesome foie gras and pate with truffles. The last time we went there, she taught me how to make some. Love!! We left the pate there because like wine, it has to “age” for at least a year to let the flavors mix and melt into one another. I’m hoping I can bring some home this time around, even though it has only been 6 months. Promise I won’t eat them until Christmas.

classic foie gras. 500 g of yummy sinful grease and fat

 

foie gras paté by moi

This trip though will not be for the foie gras (although I hope we will have some anyway) but for the chestnuts and probably mushrooms. We will bring our hiking gear with us so we can go into the forest and forage for porcini mushrooms. Yum! If it’s too rainy to go out, we can always sit by the fireplace and roast chestnut on the fire. Double yum!

Okay I have to stop this post or I’ll end up drooling over the possibilities of food this weekend.

Oh did I tell you that we’ll have raclette too? Triple yum!!

Hello again winter fat!