Inspiration rolls into town- Les Fromages de Marie
Where does it begin?
“It” being the Frenchness of the good food made here in Gascony.
“It” being the idea for recipe.
“It’ is an homage to a certain way of life. My life.
For me, it begins and ends 100% with a list of names that sketch across the Gascon landscape like 18th Century signatures.
Jehanne = foie gras, rillettes, vin de peche.
Narcisse = amber bramble honey
Pierre = dense and crusty baguettes
Chapolard = charcuterie- deep and porky
And most newly arrived at the Saturday Market at Nerac…
Marie de Chèvre = Creamy goaty goodness, clean sweet hay milk transformed into a plateau of delicious chèvre. And what did I do with the 4 creamy fresh faiselles I scored? Here’s my recipe for les petit gateaux de Marie.