French food (Page 8)

The French do food really well. They especially do slow food exceptionally well. Take the Boeuf Bourguinon. Slow cooking not only makes your meat so very very tender, it also gives you the opportunity to try tastier (not to mention cheaper) cuts of meat. Yet the most important thing, is it gives you time. You prepare and let it cook, and cook, and cook. Whilst you do something else. Very French.

Our Goals Healthy Wealthy Wise and a pair of donkeys at PumpjackPiddlewick

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Don't panic if you have to feed a vegan or vegetarian - recipes at PumpjackPiddlewick

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