Pork Pantoilettes and Peas with Pancetta, Mint & Crème Fraîche

Last week when I went to pick up the baguette to go with the escargot, I found these sausage patties in the freezer at Providore. They look a lot like pantoilettes – sausage patties wrapped in caul fat – which I have not seen since my family lived in Pineville, LA in the early 80s. So, I picked them up and give them a shot. And since I had crème fraîche left over from the previous week, it gave me an excuse to revisit a recipe I haven’t made in years.

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I went with a bottle of Fool’s Gold that I had picked up at Dwinnel Country Ales in Goldendale, WA during our trip down the Columbia River Gorge over the 4th of July weekend.

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Bastille Day


Once again, it’s Bastille Day. I made some escargot and a salad with edible flowers and a crème fraiche, lemon and olive oil dressing. And of course I had to pick up a fresh baguette from little t

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I decided to go with a bottle of the Ivy that I picked up from de Garde on our trip to the coast back in April.

Improvisation – Night 4

I stopped by Tails & Trotters yesterday, and they had a new cut of pork called pluma – which is above the front limbs and behind the head is the shoulder blade. Next door at Providore, I picked up some fresh peas and some baby yellow squash. And I decided to get some more pochini muchrooms since they’re in season.

I know I took a picture, but apparently I was wrong.

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I went with a bottle of Bluto from The Ale Apothecary.