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Old 07-18-2008, 05:55 PM   #1
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Cassoulet

do you have a recipe for a really good cassoulet?
I watched the last food network star and enjoyed the cassoulet dish that a lady made. I'd like to know if one is worth putting the effort into.

any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-18-2008, 06:19 PM   #2
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Lefselover, I just googled, cassoulet recipe Jacques Pepin and got several reasonabley quick versions from his TV shows and other sources. I also have a more time consuming version of his recipe that I can PM or email to you if you like.

You don't have to go with a Jacques Pepin recipe, of course, but I like his stuff so I mentioned that first.
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:20 AM   #3
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if it wouldn't be too much trouble, could you please PM it to me.
if it's too much work or typing, let me know.
I just found this and liked it's looks.
I like things that are hard or time consuming that cook up, in one way or the other, all day long. Oh I just found this one, and it looks like a real winner, but where do I get duck and everything else? I mean really, where do you get duck these days? Like the duck legs this calls for...

Also wanted to add, I love Jacques Pepin, what's not to love? He's a master at all he does cookingwise
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:10 PM   #4
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do you have a recipe for a really good cassoulet?
I watched the last food network star and enjoyed the cassoulet dish that a lady made. I'd like to know if one is worth putting the effort into.

any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
If it had been any other contestant that made it I would have been willing to try but I can't stand Lisa. I hope she doesn't win. Funny how they aren't letting fans vote this season.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:13 PM   #5
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We have duck readily available in our supermarkets. The other place to look is the internet - we have a number of retailers who will post out meat, fish etc in appropriate containers.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:13 PM   #6
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suggestions I got were to go to my local Bristol Farms or Whole Foods and order from either of them. Also can ask my local supermarket if they have a source and if all else fails, I have found two sources online.

Callista, I am hoping she won't win as the lady [Amy, I think her name was] only lasted a short time with very uninteresting programs to me, and they remind me of each other. Either of the guys would be good for me.
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Hi LEFSE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dean & Deluca might carry duck. Oh, please let me know if you try this!
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Lefse.... I too caught that episode and was interested in the dish. I did a lazy version of it this past weekend that turned out pretty well. I'm sure it is not the true blue way of doing cassoulet, but it sure tasted good. This is the recipe I used. I am definately going to try a more involved version next time around. I used chicken thighs, legs, and wings. And I added about a cup of stewed crushed tomatoes. I almost wished that I had doubled the beans. Because those were awesome!
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Confused as to how Lisa made hers in the short time limit she had especially since she had to do the mac and cheese too. No doubt the beans were canned. No doubt she could ask for duck as it was in there too, I guess they each had their choice of ingredients to make their throwdown.
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Confused as to how Lisa made hers in the short time limit she had especially since she had to do the mac and cheese too. No doubt the beans were canned. No doubt she could ask for duck as it was in there too, I guess they each had their choice of ingredients to make their throwdown.
No self-respecting Frenchman would call what Lisa made Cassoulet! Cassoulet has to be cooked in stages, and low and slow. No way to make a "real" one in 75 minutes! She must have also bought duck legs that had already been made into confit. (Shoot! making duck confit -- which I love to do -- takes several days!)

I don't know about you, but I really am not a fan of canned beans, except in a pinch. I always think I can still taste the can! and I really dislike that goop that is always in the bottom.
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