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Braastad Cognac

A long history is often very important to a family-run cognac house, particularly if earlier generations have taken care to hide away some special selections of Eau de Vie each year. The blending is performed …

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Thick pancake with Cognac raisins

I used eggs and cream that I picked up from the farm next door. Cognac has ties to Norway, and I drew inspiration from Norwegian cognac back when I worked in Austria. This dish is …

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Warm brie with grilled tomatoes, honey and lemon

The important thing here is that you buy a white mold cheese where the mold covers the whole cheese. The cheese needs to melt in the middle and stay there until someone cuts it open. …

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Mussels with herbs and XO Cognac

Clams and cognac are an unusual combination. Using local crème fraiche, probably the best I have ever tasted, this dish turned out to be really yummy! Serves 4 PREPARATION: 1 Rinse and scrub the mussels. …

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Salmon with warm grapes and crown dill

This is a delicious dish with origins from a restaurant in Barcelona. I use grapes from the Braastad winery and a Swedish spice called crown dill, which are cooked in a peppery olive oil. This …

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Cognac sour

Servings: 4 PREPARATION:   1 Start by chilling the cocktail glasses with ice. 2 Then add a pinch of freshly grated ginger into a cocktail shaker and muddle gently to bring out more flavor. 3 …

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Cognac beurre chantilly

This is an ingenious way to make butter light and airy, an invention of my friend Hervé This, one of the founders of molecular gastronomy. Makes a whole lot of wonderfully airy butter. Can be …

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King of the forest in cognac reduction

Eating elk or moose can, like much other game, be a rather chewy experience. In this recipe I have taken full advantage of the large quantity of connective tissue in the tougher, and therefore cheaper, …

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Episode 12 – “Sara’s French Connection”

In this episode, Sara starts her journey in the apple county of Finland, the Islands of Åland, and travels to France. In the Cognac region, she tries a local specialty and investigates the local “water …

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