Tag: Normandy

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February 2, 2016

By Peg Kern

French Mackerel Tartare with Pink Radishes

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The town of Dieppe -- located in the region of Normandy, France -- is known for a lot of things, from its natural beauty that's inspired Impressionist painters, architectural treasures such as a 15th century castle, and the location of the largest food market in the region. Situated as it is on the sea, it's also known for its amazing seafood. This recipe comes from our Cuisine and Markets of… Read
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January 8, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo Hall

Poule au Pot Recipe from our Discover Normandy Cooking Vacation

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What's on your weekend menu? Over in France, a traditional Sunday dinner often features poule au pot, which literally translates to "chicken in the pot." The classic dish has quite the history too. While some kings -- such as Louis XVI -- were very much focused on high-class feasts with as many as 50 dishes even as the country suffered from famines, other kings at least attempted to create policies… Read
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January 4, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo Hall

The History of our Discover Normandy Cooking Vacation Property

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The region of Normandy -- located in the north of France -- is a place steeped in history in so many ways. Well known as the site of the D-Day landings during World War II, there are an incredible amount of places to visit, including the beaches and museums. According to Chef Sinead of our Discover Normandy cooking vacation in France, "the poignant American Cemetery, in my book, is an… Read
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August 4, 2015

By Peg Kern

Chilled Pea Soup with Goat Cheese from a Normandy Culinary Tour

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The market in Dieppe is the largest in all of Normandy, and guests of our cooking vacations in Normandy can get all the ingredients for this recipe there. But these ingredients are also readily available just about anywhere in the U.S. too, especially when the season is right. Keep your kitchen cool this Summer and enjoy a family dinner together with this fabulous recipe from Chef Colin, who leads the… Read
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October 22, 2014

By Peg Kern

Calvados, Normandy's Apple Brandy, and Calvados Cocktail Recipes

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Normandy is famed for many gastronomic delights, from its cheese and dairy products, to its meat and mussels. It is not known as a serious wine-producing region, but when it comes to beverages, the apple reigns supreme! The Basse-Normandie region has been rife with apple orchards since the time of Charlemagne, and the making of Calvados apple brandy and cider has been going on for many centuries. Book a culinary… Read
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July 11, 2014

By Peg Kern

French Recipe for Coquilles St. Jacques

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Here is a recipe from the lovely and talented Sinead, of our cooking vacation Discover Normandy. Sinead is a real gem--infinitely knowledgable in the kitchen, and a natural teacher. An Irish transplant to Normandy, her raison d'être is to show her students the simple, authentic life of rural Normandy. See all our cooking vacations in France.   Coquilles St. Jacques Serves: 4 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes… Read
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