Monthly Archives: April 2012

There is something very tempting about them…..

Let us consider the artichoke. There is something very tempting about them which conflicts with the something about them that is very annoying. They have such a decorative value that eating them is akin to pulling the petals off a … Continue reading

Posted in artichokes, Cooking, Digital photography, Fish, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Jerusalem artichoke, Markets, Mediterranean food, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Scorzonera, seafood, Still life | 37 Comments

Days of wine and posers..

I’m feeling¬†enervated. I know that I’m enervated because I remember the day, and nearly the hour, when the meaning of this word was made clear to me. Once upon a time there was a celebrated watering hole in Covent Garden … Continue reading

Posted in 70's, Alistair Little, Crayfish, Digital photography, Food and Photography, Food photographer, oysters, photography course, Photography holiday, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , | 23 Comments

Do you believe in magic….

The trouble with Spring is that we, of the Northern hemisphere, eagerly await a beautifully orchestrated season filled with soft,warm weather that draws up legions of palely beautiful flowers, still yawning, from their comfortable winter beds to carpet the bosky … Continue reading

Posted in Digital photography, Landscapes, Memory, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 23 Comments

How to cook a wolf….

“How to Cook a Wolf” by M.F.K Fisher has gone missing. It was on the bookshelves the last time that I looked for it, or to be more accurate, the time before the last time that I looked for it … Continue reading

Posted in baking, Brownies, cake, Chocolate, Cookery Writers, Cooking, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, friendship, M.F.K.Fisher, Mary Cadogan, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , | 30 Comments

Whores razing or hearse raisin?

On the Saturday of last weekend the majority of the population of Great Britain gave a slice of their hard earned cash to a small body of professionals in the unlikely hope that it would be refunded with interest. This … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Cheese, Cooking, Digital photography, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Mediterranean food, Olive oil, Parmigiana Reggiano, Pesto, photography course, Photography holiday, Pine Nuts, summer, walnuts, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 30 Comments

It’s the real thing….

A soft, misty morning is irresistible to the hunter. That most elusive of prey, the good picture, is sure to be out there somewhere. Being a master of disguise, this highly prized rarity is often cleverly disguised in a cloak … Continue reading

Posted in Digital photography, France, French countryside, harmony, Landscapes, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Writing | Tagged , , | 29 Comments

Making friends with an old enemy…….

Beetroot, in recent years, has at last become persona grata in my kitchen. As a baby boomer, I still have a clear image in my mind of what passed for a fresh summer salad in the days of my youth. … Continue reading

Posted in beetroot, capers, Cooking, creme fraiche, Digital photography, Eggs, Elizabeth David, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Hard boiled eggs, Markets, photography course, Photography holiday, summer, Walnut oil | Tagged , | 48 Comments

To market, to market to buy a fat pig….

Yesterday I was splitting the logs of the last of our winter firewood in the warmth of the sun. The crisp sound of the logs splitting under the axe has the effect of bringing my neighbour, Fernand, out of his … Continue reading

Posted in Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, friendship, harmony, Markets, photography course, Photography holiday, Writing | 32 Comments

Another bad meal at Restaurant Television….

I’m beginning to experience a previously unknown frisson of excitement each time I turn ¬†on the television in the evening. We have entered a golden era of extended choice of viewing which bears an uncommon resemblance to an embossed leather … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Cooking, cous cous, Digital photography, Flatbread, Food and Photography, Food photographer, hypocrisy, Moro Restaurant and Cookbook, photography course, Photography holiday, Sam & Sam Clark, Writing | 33 Comments

I have a dream….

Food, Photography and France are my motivating trinity and I’m continually looking for ways to share the pleasure that they afford me with as many of you as possible. The idea of combining cookery and photography together with the opportunity … Continue reading

Posted in Bistro, Cookery School in France, Cooking, Digital photography, Dordogne, Food and Photography, Food photographer, lifestyle, photography course, Photography holiday, summer, Truffles, Writing | Tagged , | 45 Comments