How to Make Cassoulet – NYT Cooking

Cassoulet is one of the most magnificent examples of French home cooking. The sumptuous meat and bean casserole is not as refined as some of the fussier dishes of haute cuisine, but what it lacks in opulence it makes up for in rustic charm. This guide is part of The New Essentials of French Cooking, the 10 definitive dishes every modern cook should master. See them all [ . . . ]

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Teenagers rescued from Paris catacombs after three-day ordeal

Two teenagers were rescued from the catacombs beneath Paris on Wednesday after being lost for three days in the pitch-black tunnels of the underground burial ground.The two, aged 16 and 17, were taken to hospital and were treated for hypothermia after being found by search teams and rescue dogs in the early hours of Wednesday morning.“It was thanks to the dogs that we found them,” a spokesman for the Paris fire service said [ . . . ]

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Chanson Du Jour: Les Passants

Georges Brassens – Les Passants

Je veux dédier ce poème
A toutes les femmes qu’on aime
Pendant quelques instants secrets
A celles qu’on connait à peine
Qu’un destin différent entraîne
Et qu’on ne retrouve jamais

(English Translation)
I want to dedicate this poem
To all the women we love
During a few secret moments
To the ones we barely know
What a different fate carries away
And that we never meet again