10 days in france - hubby and I are going to starve to death because the food is awful!!!
oysters, snails, duck in everything, white sausage, raw steak and raw salmon (they say "tartare to try to class it up but it's still raw meat!) and pate (translation -fat duck liver)
I sort of id the same, went to work for an imigant french farmer and got slammed into the culture. Getting fueled up for ha hard days work - toast an coffee.....and away you go.
We went to an event a few year ago and one of the presenters was an Italian Canadian chef who was determined to show you could make exceptional food simply. He did quail and when he opened the tomato juice it was like whoah.....Chef uses tomato juice as ingredient? Yeah. They were mouth wateringly delicious and 4 ingredients....
That was my second biggest take away from my oriental cooking class. What were quality ingredients.- I use good sesame oil in Asian dishes, so that means about 3 drops per half cup of sunflower (Chinese, Thai, mainland Far East)