Potato gratin

Gratin Dauphinois, a creamy Potato casserole

Gratin Dauphinois is a French dish of sliced potatoes baked in milk and/or cream, using the Gratin technique from the Dauphiné region in south-eastern France I ate the Gratin Dauphinois on my way to Colmar while staying in the Black Forest. This scalloped potato casserole dish is absolutely simple. Made with just potatoes, heavy cream, garlic, butter, salt and pepper. If you like you can … Continue reading Gratin Dauphinois, a creamy Potato casserole

Bouillabaisse, french fish soup Sticky post

Bouillabaisse, a French Fish soup

While making a stop in Marseille in October 2022, I ate this very tasty Fish soup. In France it is called Bouillabaisse and was originally the sailor’s and poor man’s food. Now it is served mostly in fine restaurants. Back then, the lesser quality fish or seafood leftovers have been boiled for a long time to elicit the full flavor of the ingredients. This kind … Continue reading Bouillabaisse, a French Fish soup

Bierschinken German Deli meat

Bierschinken made with the “Schinkenfee”

Every few weeks I have a craving for a good quality Wurst that I can eat with my home baked Bauernbrot (German crusty bread). Living in the American South it’s not easy to find a good variety of Deli meats. I like to make my own so I know the quality and what’s inside. I found the Ham-maker “Schinkenfee” on Amazon which made Wurst processing easy. Continue reading Bierschinken made with the “Schinkenfee”