Category Archives: oysters

Shellshock

Loving to be by the seaside is all very well as long as one is not a crustacean. Being beside the sea is as much fun for them as being under the sea would be for us. How is it … Continue reading

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Central eating in the summer…

Sometimes I feel that life is just too short to write a blog. The effect of puffy white clouds, which pose seemingly stationary, on a clear blue infinity, house shutters closed against the afternoon sun and the indolence created by … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Cuisine bourgeoise, Digital photography, eels, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, harmony, Landscapes, lifestyle, oysters, Patisserie, photography course, Photography holiday, Uncategorized, Vendee, Writing | 39 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

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What’s good for the goose is good for the foie gras…

Christmas Eve is big potatoes to me. I’m at home in the steamy atmosphere of cooking and drinking – I find it hard to believe that there are those amongst us who believe that I cannot multi task. Drink and … Continue reading

Posted in Dessert wines, Foie Gras, Food and Photography, oysters, photography course, Photography holiday, Writing | 25 Comments

The absurdity of loving the artichoke

The Camus de Bretagne is thought by many to be as unapproachable as the eponymous author, Albert Camus, whose books, as an intense young art student hungry for “culture”, I devoured as greedily as I now devour the artichokes that … Continue reading

Posted in artichokes, Chestnuts, Cooking, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, France, oysters, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, sea urchins, Writing | 14 Comments

An oyster as big as the Ritz.

Another strongly held belief bites the dust. To my amazement I’ve discovered that cooked oysters can be good, and in the case of “0” sized oysters ( which, as the picture shows, are very big) they can be very good. … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, oysters, seafood, summer, Writing | 8 Comments

The Walrus and the Carpenter set out to find fine oysters.

This gallery contains 6 photos.

I spent yesterday in a part of France that has not been touched by time or fashion . A friend of ours, to be known henceforth as Rob “the Carpenter”, had mentioned the existence of some excellent “cabanes huitri√®res” in … Continue reading

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