Bistro Style

Bastille Day Meal with carrots Vichy

Recipe: Carrots Vichy

  I found this recipe in Gourmet years ago and have been making it ever since. In France many swear by cooking these carrots in the pure water of Vichy and say it brings out the best of the vegetable’s delicate flavor, but in truth the dish is delicious made …

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Bistro Beef Tenderloin

Recipe: Simple Bistro Tender

  The Bistro Tender is a hard-to-come-by cut of beef. It is the “teres major” muscle and comes from the shoulder of the beef. It is also called the shoulder tender or petite tender and, as the name implies, it is both tender and flavorful. I think you’ll enjoy it.

Monkfish a L’Amoricanie

Recipe: Monkfish a L’Amoricanie

  Monkfish is one of my favorite fish. Often called “poor man’s lobster,” it can be prepared many ways to enhance its wonderful flavor. In France, it is a bistro favorite.

Toulouse Sausage Kabob

Recipe: Toulouse Sausage Kabob

  Moody’s Toulouse sausage is the best I’ve tasted this side of France! It’s a garlic lover’s delight and is made in same rustic fashion as the best sausages from Southwest France.

Steak au Poivre

Recipe: Steak au Poivre

  Celebrate Bastille Day with a wonderful French-influenced Steak au Poivre. What is Bastille Day? It is the French National Day that commemorates the “Storming of the Bastille” on 14 July 1789. France is America’s first and oldest ally. About Steak au Poivre: Properly prepared, Steak au Poivre is delicious …

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Mussels With tomato sauce

Recipe: Mussels (Moules Marinières)

  I have fond memories of Moules Marinières and Steak Tartare in many a French bistro sipping a glass of local white wine with the Moules and a glass of red with the Steak Tartare. My choice always with Moules or Huitres (oysters) is a glass of Sancerre.