Category Archives: Cheese

Present Imperfect..

Present imperfect may be incorrect as a tense but it is flawless as a sentiment when speaking of food that has been conceived to tempt by the senses of smell and taste, rather than to lure admirers by artful cosmetics . Contrived … Continue reading

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Wickedleeks….

I don’t know much about a science book, and I don’t know much about the French I took …but anything I’m not sure about, as long as it’s to do with vegetables or local French, can be resolved by our … Continue reading

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Of armpits and artichokes…

Yesterday began in a most unusual way.  I function, during my morning bathroom ritual,  on “auto pilot”.  An order of events has insinuated itself, over the passing years, which means that once ablutions have commenced I’m not particularly conscious of that which … Continue reading

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French rabbit….

Happily, our electric toaster no longer toasts. Even when it did toast, it didn’t. There is something unpleasant and inept about toasters. In my mind’s eye I see floppy slices of artificial bread on a hinged platform, not unlike a … Continue reading

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The simple chemistry of eggs and butter…

Every now and then I abandon the keyboard and take a pen in my hand and move to a place in the house that is free from technology. Sitting by the fire in the fading daylight, surrounded by our books, … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Cheese, Christmas, Cooking, Cuisine bourgeoise, Digital photography, Drinks, Eggs, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Parmesan, Photography, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 61 Comments

Pommes Boulangere.. smart lady, that baker’s wife

Each time that I make this simple dish there is, at the back of my mind, a nagging feeling that I have left out an ingredient. The recipe is not extensive in its demands which makes it even more surprising … Continue reading

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All Black on Toast…

A cold morning found me doing vigorous exercise in the kitchen. I was cutting thick slices off a dense pain de campagne whose bottom crust was putting up a good fight against my bread knife. As the first slice fell … Continue reading

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Parmesan, bread and oil…

As the year moves relentlessly forward, signs of the ineluctable change of season make themselves known. The leaves begin to fall, and I begin to chop and saw wood. It would be untrue to say that I look forward to … Continue reading

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A tart for all reasons…

You may not be able to tell a book by its cover, which is why the one in picture lays open with its contents clearly revealed. The same subterfuge may certainly be said of pies. A showy paste exterior may … Continue reading

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As I was reading Nigel Slater one evening,,,

One of the many things that I’ve learnt from Nigel Slater is that food photography needs to be quick, because if what you have cooked is really delicious you’ll want to eat as soon as possible. So it happened last … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Art photography, Baking, Cheese, Cookery Writers, Digital photography, Eggs, Excellence, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Fried eggs, new potatoes, Nigel Slater, Parmesan, potato cake w parmesan, Recipes, Vegetables, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 56 Comments