Monthly Archives: August 2011

Patatas a lo Pobre or Spanish Spud I Like…..

We without ovens salute you. Like gladiators constrained inside our given disciplines, the cuisine of La Moussiere will be confined to the heat of the hob for the next few weeks. Roast is toast. There will be no more crisp … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Digital photography, Dill, food, Food and Photography, Moro Restaurant and Cookbook, Photography, Photography holiday, Pine Nuts, potatoes roasted in goose fat, Spanish cookery, summer, Writing | 14 Comments

A wonderful Sunday lunch in the French countryside.

There was, in times past, a correctness about eating Sunday lunch in a well run hotel restaurant in provincial France, which happily is still evident at Hotel Le Central in Coulon, a small village in the heart of the Marais … Continue reading

Posted in carre d'agneau, cognac, Cooking, Cuisine bourgeoise, desserts, food, Food and Photography, France, Photography, Photography holiday, Pineau de Charente, Uncategorized, Writing | 13 Comments

Great expectations……

I’ve managed successfully not to take a food picture for the last three days, which is unusual as I am running a food photography course, details of which feature in the Up Front News in the latest issue of “Jamie” … Continue reading

Posted in artichokes, aubergine, Cooking, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Jamie Oliver, pasta, Photography, Photography holiday, summer, Writing | 14 Comments

Well, that just puts the cherry on the cake…..

The oven is dead, long live the oven. In the words of Ambrosiana -” that puts the cherry on the cake” – a strangely inappropriate phrase as making a cake is not on the cards at the moment, and also a … Continue reading

Posted in cake, capers, cherries, Cooking, desserts, Digital photography, fish cookery, food, Food and Photography, Photography, Photography holiday, seafood, skate wings, Writing | 8 Comments

The last supper?

I’m hoping things are going to get better. Since the arrival of Ambrosiana, our client for Camerahols, events have not run as smoothly as I would have liked. My first mistake was taking a short cut en route to collect … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, France, Photography, Photography holiday, Vendee, Writing | 10 Comments

I say “potato” and you say “something I don’t understand”…..

It’s early and the world outside my window, which is very quiet and still, is softly lit by a morning sun that promises a good day. Looking at the calendar and realising that we are fast approaching the end of … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Italian food, pasta, peaches, Photography, Photography holiday, prawns, summer, Writing | 12 Comments

Which came first “The egg plant or the egg?”

A funny thing happened to me today. on the way to consciousness. I dreamt that I knew the answer to the eternal question – “Which came first, the eggplant or the egg?”The last few days have been packed with food, … Continue reading

Posted in aubergine, Cookery School in France, Cooking, Digital photography, eggplant, food, Food and Photography, Mary Cadogan, Photography, Photography holiday, summer, Writing | 14 Comments

Roasted Mediterranean vegetables with soured cream

I suppose gout is quite an apposite affliction for food and wine amateur, which creates images of a testy Colonel Blimp on the subcontintent demanding another chota peg from the memsahib whilst nursing a gouty foot. Such a condition found … Continue reading

Posted in Cookery School in France, Cooking, creme fraiche, food, Food and Photography, France, Mediterranean food, Photography, Photography holiday, Writing | 11 Comments

Thoughts before a day of cooking..

It truly looks as though it will be sunny today. Each morning I religiously look at the weather icons, displayed on my computer screen in glowing technicolour, from the multitude of regional weather forecasts available to me and I have … Continue reading

Posted in baking, Cooking, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, France, Italian food, olives, pasta, Photography, Photography holiday, spaghetti al cartoccio, summer, Wine, Writing | 13 Comments

Chocolate cappucino after a very meaty meating..

A fine mist lay over the Vendée as I set off for a photography briefing at a large food manufacturing concern in a nearby town. I’m struggling for words as I’m not sure if food manufacturing covers killing thousands of … Continue reading

Posted in anchovies, Cooking, desserts, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Photography, Photography holiday, pizza, Serrano ham, tiramisiu, Writing | 12 Comments