the appetizer:

French cuisine has influenced the eating habits of people around the world, especially those who enjoy "haute cuisine" in restaurants. But there are also many regional (or "provincial") styles of cooking that remain unique to France.

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Peas (Petits Pois)

1 small head lettuce
2 c. fresh peas
12 pearl onions
4 parsley sprigs
4 oz. butter
1/4 c. water
1 t salt
Pinch sugar

Remove outer leaves from the head of lettuce and remove stem. Cut lettuce head into quarters. Tie quarters together with kitchen string and place in a large pot. Add the peas and peeled pearl onions. Tie parsley sprigs together with fine kitchen string and place on top. Cut up butter and sprinkle on top of vegetables. Pour in the water. Sprinkle on the salt and sugar. Cover pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for 30 minutes over medium-low heat. Make sure water does not completely evaporate. Remove parsley and string from lettuce before serving.



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