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Lemon Chicken With Croutons

I love Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa. If I ever grow up, I want to be her. She has a beautiful, serene home in the Hamptons and a serene manner about herself. While I don't know her personally, she seems calm and laughs easily. I didn't realizethat she and I share the same journey to French cooking until I just read a biography of her for this post that states "...the couple journeyed to Paris, France, for a four-month camping vacation that Garten has described as the birth of her love for French cuisine. During this trip, she experienced open-air markets, produce stands, and fresh cooking ingredients for the first time.  Upon returning to the U.S., she began to cultivate her culinary abilities by studying the volumes of Julia Child's seminal cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking."  This is exactly the path I followed to my love of French cooking, meeting John, traveling many times to France, becoming enthralled with French open air markets featuring the freshest of fresh cheeses, meat, seafood and produce.  Here is a brief slide show of one of my favorite markets in France, the Tuesday market at St. Palais sur Mer, a resort town on the French Atlantic coast.