Archive for September, 2012

Brin d’Amour Cheese

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Brin d’Amour cheese is a French raw sheep’s milk cheese from Corsica, and is also known as Fleur du Maquis (the Flower of the Maquis).  There are many translations for Brin d’Amour such as “sprig of love” or “breath of love” which seem to have been inspired by its romantically aromatic coating of dried herbs. […]



Oktoberfest began in 1810 in Munich, Germany as a city-wide marriage celebration for the crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. The celebration later became an annual tradition and just had a 200 year anniversary in 2010. The official website of the Munich, Germany Oktoberfest details the layout and extent […]

Perfect Manhattan

Perfect Manhattan

September is National Bourbon Heritage month so it’s a perfect time to enjoy a Perfect Manhattan cocktail. We just got a bottle of Knob Creek small batch bourbon and couldn’t wait to open it to create, enjoy and photograph this recipe. Calling for just a few common ingredients, mixing this cocktail is so simple yet […]

Calvados and Maple Syrup Cocktail

Calvados with Maple Syrup Cocktail

Calvados is a French apple brandy from Normandy.  Combined with the maple syrup we brought home from our last trip to Maine, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, we ended up with up a cocktail that had us longing for Fall – and pancakes! Print Calvados and Maple Syrup Cocktail Author: The Framed Table Recipe […]

Escargot with Parsley Butter


The mollusk of the forest, snails have been consumed since pre-historic times and were considered a luxury by the Romans. Helix Pomatia, also known as the Burgundy or Roman Snail, is one of the most coveted edible species in France and are harvested under strict laws protecting their sustainability and habitat. Their flavor when cooked […]