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Enjoy Cassoulet. Just Don’t Start an Argument!

Cassoulet. Just Don’t Start an Argument! My extended French family has a tradition of celebrating three February birthdays on a single occasion. This year’s celebration began early on a Sunday afternoon with a Champagne aperitif and hors d’oeuvres. During this relaxed time, birthday presents were exchanged and opened and thank-yous delivered, mostly in the form of kisses. Then the real fun started when we moved to the table for the main meal. We began with two different and traditional salads—a green leafy salad and a grated beet salad served with the same vinaigrette. Everyone, except me, was able to clean

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