Raspberries

I’ve just returned from a vacation so absolutely wonderful that it seems like a dream, did I really just see a truffle pig??? But while I was away, I was often thinking of raspberries; I was worried that the season, always a short one would be over before I got back. In the 1830’s Susanna…

Quebec, Madame Benoit, Spring

I have had a secret love affair with Quebec since I was a kid in Mr. Askey’s history class. He was teaching us about Canadian History and we were studying the Seven Years’ War, and of course as we all know (don’t we?) the Battle of Quebec on the Plains of Abraham in 1759 was…

Mme. Jehane Benoit

“French refinement, English Basics, ethnic influences and folksy charm.” As a kid, I watched her doing cooking segments on afternoon television. I remember being amazed that the food that she was cooking even existed. Cheese fondue, oh how delicious it looked, Gruyere cheese, what was that? The cheese I knew came wrapped in individual slices…