Monthly Archives: February 2011

Sunday lunch in La Rochelle

The right place at the right pace. La Rochelle has begun to shrug off the shackles of winter. The skies are blue with soft white clouds, and the sun is shining. The white stone of the buildings reflect the sun … Continue reading

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Cscape

Whilst in the land of Morpheus, last night, it occurred to me that Cooking is undoubtedly the C word. The catalogue of delicious C’s is redoubtable and, after a while, tedious – here goes: champagne, Chateau (every delicious one of them), cabernet … Continue reading

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New book preview -“Eating at La Moussiere”

Eating at La Moussière by photographed and written by Roger Stowell | Make Your Own Book

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So many Bidets.

The last few days have been bidets or days full of B’s. The first B is for Book.I have at last finished “Eating at La Moussière”.To those of you who have been on our digital photography courses, I hope the … Continue reading

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How Elizabeth David made me love salmon

Another day, another birthday. The thing that I am celebrating today, aside my continued survival, is the perspicacity of writers such as Elizabeth David and M.F.K.Fisher. Each time I delve into “French Provincial Cookery” or “How to Cook a Wolf” … Continue reading

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Fat Duck; fat chance.

Fat Duck or duck fat. Both are apparently the acme of their kind. I can only confirm that truth about the latter, as I have never entered the lair of the wizard Blumenthal. Should he inaugurate a new branch nearby … Continue reading

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On a clear day…..

The skies are blue and the sun is shining. As I was eating a wonderful yellow grapefruit, which had been given to us yesterday by good friends travelling home from Spain, my mind turned to summer. I know that today’s … Continue reading

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One thing leads to another….

In our small corner of France, we seem to be alone in not growing garlic. I love garlic and cook with it on a daily basis, but we do not even approach the average consumption of our neighbours. Garlic is … Continue reading

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In good taste?

“God, you look delicious, I must kill you and eat you” and ” That’s dreadful. How can we do this to living creatures, particularly one as handsome as you”. Could this be the crab talking, or is it the passing … Continue reading

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A cherry for your thoughts

I’ve never understood the relationship with stuffing your face and making love. Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones made a good fist of it. That might just be too much information, but Tom’s appetites were insatiable. The main thrust of the Valentine’s … Continue reading

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