The cook in France

I am a cook with varied and eclectic interests and my little buddy will eat almost anything I cook. I don’t call myself a chef because I’m not that good, but I can do some cooking. I first discovered a love of cooking and that I could actually do it with Indian cooking and I still love making authentic curries (American “curry” made with apples and curry powder IS NOT real curry). This is a great way to cook my favorite meat, lamb. Well, I also love pork, so lamb has to share the honors with pork. I also love duck prepared in the European manner. Since then, I’ve expanded to many other types of cuisine, but I still can’t deep fry worth a damn.

I am also an anthropologist who specialized in sustainable agriculture and has an abiding interest in the archaeology and history of food and agriculture.

Little Buddy as a puppy 7 weeks old

Little Buddy when she was 7 weeks old

Making decent pizza dough is another major goal, as is making bread like what I got in France. Little Buddy is my incredibly spoiled dog, a mixed breed (Boston terrier, etc) that made me appreciate and love small dogs. She is the best dog I’ve ever had. Email me at virgil.huston1955(at)

2 Comments on About

  1. Anna Banana says:

    I just stumbled upon your website while looking for a recipe for lamb shanks and found it to be quite a treat! I am also a home cook, although I had my own catering business for 7 years. I just really like good tasting food and I love preparing a meal for special friends, family and occasions. I also love your dog! How cute! We lost out 14 year old mutt last year and he was, as you say, the best dog I’ve ever had. I was awake in the night last night craving something wonderful for dinner tonight and I remembered and Afghan meal I had once and thought I’d do some looking to see what I could come up with to make. Thanks to you and Little Buddy for offering some great options and I’ll surely be back to check your blog often. Anne

  2. Virgil says:

    Hi Anne,Thanks for your kind comments. I am so sorry to hear about your dog, it is so sad to lose a wonderful dog.
    I hope you found a good meal to make.

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