Au revoir Josette

Our original inspiration to gather, cook and learn from each other, came from our French friend Josette. At a young 85 years of age, she left for milder weather and sea level altitude on the east coast. We made promises to meet again in the spring 2012.

We got together this past week to celebrate our bratwurst and sauerkraut creations and to say farewell to Josette.

We sampled the bratwurst and sauerkraut. The taste test results were as follows:

Two members found the bratwurst to not be fatty enough and too mild. My husband who has eaten his fair share of brats in his life thought they were just right.

Two members’ sauerkraut results were foul, two turned out fabulous and two members found that they were not fans of sauerkraut anyway! I canned my sauerkraut yielding four quarts from four cabbages.

The homemade pretzels and mustard were a hit (see post of October 31,2011). We had a scrumptious apple strudel for dessert  and of course lots of beer and wine.

Cheers to Autumn and to the end of another cooking endeavor. Au Revoir Josette! Until we meet again.


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10 thoughts on “Au revoir Josette

  1. What a nice tribute to Josette. We are going to miss her.
    Patty-your sauerkraut was very good and I loved the pretzel. Thanks for organizing and reporting on the Fearless Cookers. Fun times!
    Char

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  2. Love living on the East Coast (I am about a 5 minute walk to the Atlantic, but no beaches in our area.) Josette should get plenty of fresh seafood! Huzzah! As for the kraut, it’s an acquired taste, even for the Germanic folks in my own family. I am sure yours was excellent!

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  3. Thanks DJ. Sauerkraut does take some bravery and a taste bud for the flavor.

    I lived in DC for a year 20 years ago and it is way different than the west where we live. Josette will do well wherever she goes. She is a free spirit.

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  4. It was a lovely afternoon of sharing stories of the past, present day experiences and hope for the future. I had a tear in my eye, it was a beautiful day.

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