IMG_1855FullSizeRender (1)Recently, two magazines hit the Dutch newsstands with my work again: one is the new En Route with my regular column on French culinary history, the other is the winter edition of Bouillon! where you can read my story about the annual white truffle festival in Alba.
If you’re a Francophile like me, you’ll love the the new En Route which is full of great articles once again. There’s even a story about one of my favorite Frenchmen (and there are quite a few!), Serge Gainsbourg! Plus, this issue includes a booklet with the best French restaurants in the Netherlands. My article, on Agen prunes, is on page 77. If, by the way, you are looking for last minute Christmas/post holiday menu suggestions and craving Agen prunes after reading my article, may I suggest the following four recipes:

A great starter might be my salad with bacon wrapped Agen prunes. A recipe inspired by a meal at one of my favorite restaurants in Duras: Salad with Bacon Wrapped Agen Prunes.

Craving a ‘lighter’ dinner after the holidays? Not sure if duck breast is considered ‘light’, though it is less heavy than turkey with all the trimming! Try my Duck & Agen Prune Skewers.

Dessert? Here are two recipes with Agen prunes you will not want to miss. My Agen Prune Ice Cream with Armagnac and my Agen Prune Cake with Armagnac.

Both magazines are a great read and highly recommended during these upcoming days off! Happy Holidays!

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