Candes Saint-Martin, my favourite spot in La Touraine.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Sunday lunch – Maréchal style

It’s been a while since I’ve done a ‘Sunday lunch’ post, isn’t it? There are two reasons: 1) I was too busy writing about my Deal adventures and 2) It has taken me some time to get used to the new electric stove. I’ve always cooked on electric devises, so it’s not the energy source that has been causing the problem. For ten years I cooked on a vitro-ceramic plate, which is very ‘reactive’, meaning that it is easy to control the heat. In my current apartment the kitchen has a classic, 1990-ties electric stove, with four solid black steel electric hubs.

Don’t worry, we haven’t been starving. I have been cooking lunches and other meals on the stove, but I tried to KISS [Keeping It Simple and Stupid]. I also produced some horrors, like last week: a tasteless stuffed courgette with mashed potatoes. My mother ate it, because she was hungry, but I could tell that she didn’t like it.

Today I’m making a special effort to make for for last week’s disaster. I’m doing a ‘Pork roast, Maréchal style’. Recipe and photos of the final result yet to come …

9 comments:

Leon and Sue Sims said...

Pork roast is always one of my faves Martine.
Perfect for Sunday lunch or evening meals.

GaynorB said...

Think of us. We are having boiled eggs. No reason other than a busy weekend and last night I 'pushed the boat out' with a Provencal fish stew!

GaynorB said...

Methinks I need classes in punctuation!!!

Patricia Steele said...

Pork roast sounds lovely Martine, looking forward to the photos.
Enjoy your Sunday dinner.

Craig said...

I love roast pork Martine but I'm terrible at cooking it. Looking forward to your photos and recipe :)

Mark Himes said...

You're speaking Greek to me! Fred does all the cooking here. But, I do all the eating. And my waist shows it.
m.

Bob said...

i'm interested in knowing what seasoning you use. I have always had electric stoves but wish I had gas, which seems to cook with.

Bob said...

sorry, left out the word "better" to cook with

ladybird said...

L&S, maybe you should try this recipe then? :)

Gaynor, That fish stew sounds very appetizing!

Patricia, Thank you. It was lovely. I hope you had a nice Sunday lunch too.

Craig, Maybe you would like to try this recipe. It's dead easy ...

Mark, Maybe you should show this recipe to Fred ... to put some extra inches on your waistline ;)

Bob, Pepper and salt and a nice nutty flavoured cheese is all it takes and a spicey veal stock, of course.