Category Archives: France

Our French National News Feature

Here is an episode all about butter.  In this feature Dr. Philippe Pouillart takes us to the Beauvais market to buy fresh produce.  In the process he explains the nutritional benefits of butter and the other products.  This segment also … Continue reading

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Medieval Festival in Reims Champagne

June 2014. I am a big GOT and LOTR rings fan. The geek inside of me loves medieval films and books. Luckily we were in Reims Champagne in time for the Medieval Festival.  It was held at the perimeters of … Continue reading

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Images of Verzenay Champagne

The grapes of Champagne are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. We went to a wine growing museum in Verzenay Champagne. It is important to understand viticulture or grape growing to further appreciate wine. The museum’s landmark is a lighthouse … Continue reading

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A visit to Champagne house Vranken-Pommery

June  2014.  Our class visits the large Champagne house of Vranken-Pommery in Reims. It was founded in 1858  and owes much of its success to the widow Madame Louise Pommery. The cellars are 100 feet or exactly 116 steps below … Continue reading

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Foie Gras Sous Vide Method

At the beginning of class, our teacher Dr. Philippe Pouillart offered a minute of silence for the passing of his friend and collaborator Georges Pralus. French chef Georges Pralus is the inventor of vacuum cooking popularly known as sous-vide cooking. … Continue reading

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French Cheese at the Beauvais Market

The French word for cheese is “fromage”. Cheese and dairy products are a novelty for us living in Asia. There was a vendor selling different types of cheese at the Beauvais market. He had a wonderful range of artisan and … Continue reading

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Beauvais marché

The Beauvais market in Picardy France happens every Wednesdays and Saturdays. Spring time vegetables are a real treat. Beautiful are the fresh asparagus of all shapes and sizes. Nice to steam and serve with Hollandaise sauce.

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