New busy year demands quick and easy dishes like Creole Sausage Crescent City Savory Appetizer. What is not to love? Bread, Creole Sausage and smeared with a generous helping of France’s finest Dijon mustard.
I fell in love with the Dijon Mustard on my first visit to Paris. The spicy pungent bite lured me in every time. Crispy french bread, cheese that will make your mouth water, very fine house wine and other delights to your senses. Can you hear me sigh?
France on the brain and French mustard in my mouth
My senses could use a French delight or two. Since France is not an option, a dose of Dijon smeared on Creole Sausage Crescent City Savory Appetizer will have to do. France has been on my brain recently since I finished reading my favorite expat’s new book. I read David Lebovitz’s new book L’appart over a few days. L’appart delivers an entertaining ride through David’s “Delights and Disasters” of making Paris his home.
With a book that starts with “Pee in this cup,” David offers humor along with the highs and lows of making his home in Paris. I admire David for having the gumption to pick up, move a world away and start anew in a foreign country. Starting all over is exciting and nerve-racking all at the same time.
As a person still struggling to parlez vous in French, kudos to David. My ear hears the French language but my brain truly moves into slow motion when engaged with the rare opportunity to speak in French. My French Canadian friends have said that I have a sexy accent when I attempt to speak French-Southern . As much as that makes me smile, I believe that they just want to make sure that I feed them again.
David’s newest book will transport you to Paris. L’appart provides an inside look at acquiring a home in Paris. A must read if this is on your list. France has an interesting take on the home acquisition process. David learns what it truly means when you hear ‘pas de probleme’ from your contractor too many times. David is a gifted writer and weaves in the Paris that I love in between the renovations.
L’appart offers lagniappe along with the coaster ride in Paris
A great story on its own but David provides a bit of lagniappe with recipes in between the story lines. I am looking forward to trying David’s recipe for Thai Curry with Lamb and Haricots Verts since Grill Man and I love Thai food. Chocolate Souffle will be another recipe that I add to my next soiree.
If you’re not familiar with David check out his web site at www.Davidlebovitz.com. Upon arrival you will discover mouth-watering photos which provides any traveler a longing for a visit to city of lights. David’s site is a great resource of information on Paris sights and sounds. Who better to suggest amazing food?
New Orleans is the closest city that I know that weaves French throughout the fabric of the city. While your pouring your next glass of Viognier shout out to Alexa for Lucinda William’s song “Crescent City” and make Creole Sausage Crescent City Savory Appetizer.
If you need another appetizer to continue the French theme, check out my pate. It is delicious and also freezes well.