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The defeated Coq au vin

I have to admit that I have not eaten a lot of coq au vin in my life and have never cooked one. I am a philistine I know, and I should remedy this one day. 479 more words


Laughing Valkyri

Today we are going to reach gastronomical heights again. Today is an homage to industrial cheese and specifically to the Laughing Cow.

I like the loving cow and there have been times when I laughed at it. 338 more words

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The East German Gherkin

As I now live in Berlin, I had to rewatch Goodbye Lenin. In that movie the main protagonist, played by Daniel Brühl, is desperately trying to find some Spreewalder Gherkins for his sick mother. 353 more words

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How Not to Eat Baguette in France

It seems crazy indeed, but it is actually very easy to have trouble finding a good baguette in France. All you have to do is come in August in a non-touristic area, and you will notice that all the bakeries (and for that matter all independent stores and restaurants) have a sign saying that they are on holiday. 220 more words

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My Favourite Food Patron Saints

Saints in Roman times and the Middle Ages had great stories attached to them. Here are some of my favourite food patron saints.

Saint Lawrence… 409 more words


Maroilles, or the Forbidden Cheese

Some cheeses are just too good to be true, and one of them is Maroilles. It’s a cow’s milk cheese, it has a washed rind, a nice gooey texture, and it smells… Oh yes, it smells… 188 more words


The Final Week of Class! (July 22-25)

This week the students learned about our Modern Food System (which, of course, ties in  industrialized foods, too), but they also learned about migrant workers in Vermont, and how many of them suffer worker injustice on dairy farms. 260 more words

Champlain Valley Food History And Production