Amazing treasure chest from Hudson Valley Foie Gras complete  with rillettes, foie gras torchon, duck fat, duck confit, duck bacon and duck salami! Thank you Chef Jenny and Flavio for an awesome tour of the farm! #duck #salami #bacon #confit #treasure #rillette #hudsonvalley (at Hudson Valley Foie Gras) High-res

Amazing treasure chest from Hudson Valley Foie Gras complete with rillettes, foie gras torchon, duck fat, duck confit, duck bacon and duck salami! Thank you Chef Jenny and Flavio for an awesome tour of the farm! #duck #salami #bacon #confit #treasure #rillette #hudsonvalley (at Hudson Valley Foie Gras)

The tasting cradles contain a soba salad with sesame seeds and a roasted pepper ketchup. The cup hold an amazing ginger carrot soup. The plate at 4 o clock has salmon two ways and a seafood terrine. Here is a dry cured ham in the back with radicchio and asian pears topped with gorgonzola. Next to it is a tasting cradle with a slice of poached salmon and a quail egg with a light vineigrette... Counterclockwise: Pickles, chicken galantine, duck terrine, chickpea and crab salad Clockwise: Smoked trout, aspic with chicken. Molded in bread. A vegetable terrine, a chicken galantine, a wild mushroom terrine, and a venison terrine! The venison was garnished with herbs-to die for Smoked salmon and pickled mushrooms, red onions, cheese cracker and blue cheese Soba noodle salad with peanuts, head cheese, lobster terrine, curried couscous salad goat cheese and beet salad

At Dartmouth, the most interesting use for our dinner trays was sledding down the hill by the golf course. And trust me that is just as much fun as eating dozens of different dishes with foie gras, venison, lobster and wild mushrooms. I never want to have to choose between sledding on a dinner tray and eating amazing food off of one.

Last Friday was a day when the choice was already made for me. 

I was done with class at four when I set up camp in the dining hall where the Gard Manger grand buffet was to take place. Peeking over the plates to see what was about to become part of a memorable feast, I basked in the presence of the rush of my colleagues 

My heart was beating faster. 

I tried for the first time foie gras terrines, rabbit rillettes, head cheese, galantines, wild mushroom terrines, and aspics. What a tremendous experience that was. 

Check out the captions for all the amazing food my colleagues put together last Friday. The best part is that this feast happens every three weeks here. Fourteen days until the next one! 

Yes, there is French food in Pondicherry. Everywhere! Here is a rillette at Maison de Rose. Following the French guy who buys 16 baguettes at Baker Street every single weekday at 10:30 paid off.
Also, the space at Maison de Rose is excellent.

That’s a new front for me — stalking for food. I recommend it! 
Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India High-res

Yes, there is French food in Pondicherry. Everywhere! Here is a rillette at Maison de Rose. Following the French guy who buys 16 baguettes at Baker Street every single weekday at 10:30 paid off.

Also, the space at Maison de Rose is excellent.

That’s a new front for me — stalking for food. I recommend it! 

Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India