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December 19, 2017

In my family, I am STILL the Christmas elf that insists on the Francoeur clan abiding by every holiday tradition we once participated in, whether begrudgingly or not.  If I am home, I will still drag my 70 year old father to cut down a tree.  Boxes full of decorations...

December 12, 2017

If you think of those Pillsbury rolls when you think of Croissants*, then GOOD GOD you need to make these from scratch because you have no idea.

December 6, 2017

This past summer I took a three week trip to Paris, taking cooking classes and soaking up all the knowledge and calories that I could. I will no doubt write about those experiences SEVERAL times over the coming months, however this entry focuses on one meal and one pla...

November 27, 2017

Jam is one of my favorite things to make.  And this particular jam recipe is the perfect lazy day recipe because it requires very little action, just patience.  While a simple jam made from, say, just raspberries and sugar can be beautifully simple and flavorful, I pre...

November 20, 2017

The Brits have Queen Elizabeth, the millennials have Queen Bey, but I serve at the pleasure of a different monarch.  A contessa, if you will.  

While she is not hosting parties for the gay elite in the Hamptons or cooking Jeffrey his godforsaken chicken dinners, sh...

November 13, 2017

Meatballs. Everybody's got a recipe, and I'll eat any of them.  They are one of my favorite things, whether I'm eating them as a meal, an appetizer, or a midnight snack.  I'll eat them hot out of the pan or straight out of the fridge.  

Meatball recipes a...

November 13, 2017

Some of my fondest memories from childhood involve food...duh.  While I do enjoy my memories of digging out the insides of cafeteria bagels and filling them with Nacho Cheese Doritos (yes it's a thing I did in middle school and I'm not at all ashamed of little Kenny li...

November 13, 2017

Chi-town.  The art.  The Bean.  The food.  The place where "The Long Distance Kitchen" was born.  There are few cities in this country as connected to a style of local food as Chicago.  Deep Dish Pizza is this city's culinary trademark, and the empty delivery boxes fro...

November 6, 2017

 

Welcome to "The Long Distance Kitchen"!  I'm Kenny Francoeur.  

I believe that food from scratch is best, good baking and cooking are next to godliness, and that there is nothing quite so classy as "nomming" on cold cuts in bed whilst watching "The Great British B...

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