From the category archives:

Gascon Kitchen Recipe

Say klah’-foo’-tee’. Clafoutis. Now add a little corn meal… say Millasous.

June 14, 2013 all recipes

  There is the French way of doing things. And then, there is the Gascon way. When I write from my kitchen desk, I am usually writing in the Gascon tense. Cooking is no exception. So what exactly does it mean when you see something that says ‘Gascon’ ?  Well, aside from the obvious regional […]

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Apricot Goat Cheese Tarte- for Tim Clinch Photography Workshop

July 17, 2012 all recipes

Buy apricots. Now. When Tim Clinch and I discussed the first day’s shoot for the Food Photography Workshop this weekend, we both shouted , “Summer!” These are summer moments, don’t put it off. Peaches, Tomatoes, Apricots. Too soon and these perfectly ripe fruit will be passé and you’ll have to make apricot jam. However, just […]

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Weekend Breakfast-at-Camont. Asparagus & HAM

April 28, 2012 all recipes

It begins here, with two good ingredients. Ham- Eric Ospital’s Ibaiona brand from the Basque Country. Asparagus- local, just picked and carried to the market so fresh it snaps. This week, my Kitchen Godmother, Vétou Pompele,  came by for weekend breakfast (a decidedly not French event) and asked me what I would make for her. I grabbed […]

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MAGYC Pies at Camont

January 20, 2012 all recipes

There are pies and there are PIES. There is magic and there is MAGYC. And yes, this is a bonafide, real, authentic MAGYC PIE. Over the years, I have dabbled in savoury pies as the visual and gustatory homage to Monsieur Monet’s painted pies here, here and here, of course! But this week as Fran and […]

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Hurricane Soup- don’t forget your duck confit!

August 27, 2011 all recipes

I was just going to call this Workday Soup- a 20-minute solution to feeding a small crew at Camont. I’ve been working on my homework for SAF  (actually, my homework will be your homework, you lucky Butchery & Charcuterie students who begin next month!). I hate to get interrupted when working on tables and calendars. When […]

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Recipe for a Small Terrine of Joie- la Neracaise

February 26, 2011 all recipes

Last night, as the kitchen crew began to lose control between increasingly large portions of truffle-related wonders, Jack uttered a solitary phrase as I suggested we taste the fruits of our week’s labors- a recreation of a historic hunting-inspired terrine favored by Henri IVth. “Let’s taste Kate’s small terrine of joy”. The Small Terrine of Joy- […]

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