Author Archives: Jim
In anticipation of a number or social engagements at our place in Orthez, I though I would make a little pâté. A fat terrine full of county-style pâté is the perfect thing to have on hand to go with aperitifs.
Here is a photo of a very simple dinner we recently enjoyed: poule au pot. Not only is this one of the archetypical dishes of the southwest (remember the story of King Henry who promised “a chicken in every pot”? … Continue reading
In honor of Le Pichet’s upcoming 15th Anniversary! What: “Le Pichet Classics” Cooking Class and Supper presented by Chef Jim Drohman. (Each session limited to 16 students) When: Three class dates will be offered: Tuesday June 16, 2015, 6pm to … Continue reading
It’s a cliché that chefs find their inspiration in the market. Fortunately, it’s a clichés that also happens to be true, as often as schedules and demands of the kitchen allow (wish it was everyday!). If a kitchen is available, … Continue reading
In Orthez, I took this photo of a local snail making his way across a rain-soaked bench. If I was a more industrious sort, I would have captured this specimen, fed him on organic veggies, and kept him in captivity … Continue reading
Cafe Presse chef de cuisine Dre Neely is once again doing one of his favorite projects: making tête de porc. Thats pigs head to you and me. Tête de porc, however, is not the same as other, more well known … Continue reading
Here is a nice photo sent to us from Paris by a good friend mine. Located in Paris’s 8th arrondissement, this Le Pichet (de Paris) obviously has no relation to our own Seattle Le Pichet, except for the shared name. … Continue reading