Love it! - My french branch - Papa Georges - Marseille. His mother was from Nice and married a Marseille soldier. They moved there in 1890's because of his family businesses in Marseille. We are Boucher's - trace back to the Huns (Charles the Hammer) on George's father's side. It was quite a scandal back then that an 'Italian' (her parents were born Italians) married a Franc. Like a big deal to her parents.
But man oh man - the recipes he handed down from the woman I call the original Adrienne Estelle? Wow! I skip the breads and pastries in the little book he did for my mom and me before he died in the late 1990's and use her fish, meats, veggies.
For dinner yesterday we had braised veggies and smelt - all in cast iron pot with lots of garlic, rosemary and thyme! It was to die for! And all natural. And very easy to make.