Thursday, February 02, 2012

Just for the eyes

A few souvenirs from my recent trip to Lyon...

Christmas lunch at my parents'


Shrimp, avocado, and grapefruit salad


Stuffed duck with truffles, sautéed potatoes, and mushrooms



Tome de Savoie, Beaufort, Charolais, Fourme d'Ambert, Saint-Félicien, and other delicious cheeses


Fruits déguisés ("costumed fruits"—dried dates, prunes, figs, and walnuts, stuffed with almond paste)

Dinner at my aunt's and uncle's


Raw oysters from the Atlantic ocean


Another lunch at my parents'


Beef roast just about to go in the oven
Sautéed zucchini and tomatoes


Baked apples sprinkled with cinnamon, butter and a little bit of sugar
(I believe they were Golden Russets—Reinettes grises du Canada)

Lunch at my parents-in-law's


Quail eggs


Saucisson de Lyon (regional cooked sausage. This one came from Pierre's grandmother's butcher.)


Pierre's aunt Suzanne's famous Christmas cookies


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Oh I am hungry. Off to eat breakfast.

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kate said...

Hi, I'm new to this blog and wondered if someone could help me please.... I received some Saucisson de Lyon last week and know that I have to cook it prior to eating it. Could anyone tell me how I should do this?
Many thanks

Estelle said...

Hi Kate, welcome!

Un saucisson de Lyon. How lucky... I'm jealous :-)

Here is what you can do:
- poke a few holes in the saucisson's skin with a fork
- place the saucisson in a pot and cover with cold water (it has to be fully immersed)
- bring to a boil
- let simmer for 20 minutes on medium heat, without a lid.

Cut in thick slices (1/2 inch?) and serve with boiled potatoes.

Hope this helps!