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Big name hunting in Lyon..

Five days of five courses has led me to believe that the current medical sound byte of “five a day for a healthy lifestyle” has been misinterpreted by the Lyonnais. The five pieces of fruit are replaced by five easy … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Digital photography, Excellence, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Humour, lifestyle, Photography, photography course, Uncategorized, wine, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 44 Comments

Toed in the hole….or Irritable Vowel Syndrome

It’s not hard to conjure an unappetising name for a particularly unpleasant dish of food, but it is hard to imagine why a dish of sausages, oven cooked in a nest of batter, could have created such an misleading image … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Cooking, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Humour, Photography, Sausages, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 59 Comments

The horny (or is it thorny) problem of oral satisfaction in public…

It’s not surprising that, of the two, only “brunch” has survived from the portmanteau duo which includes the unpleasantly named “tupper”.  The end result of asking  friends and acquaintances  to join you for “tupper” would be, at best, a reduced circle of … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Bad Habits, Cooking, Digital photography, Eggs, Excellence, Excess, Expectation, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Humour, Photography, Quail eggs, Sex, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

Les Oeufs Meurette and other good eggs…

The chickens on the wall brought eggs to my attention. When the sun shines through the “rideaux” that adorn our kitchen windows the chickens appear. They have no choice but to appear as they are embroidered, Noah like,  in pairs, at … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Boiled eggs, Chicken, Cookery Writers, Cooking, Cuisine bourgeoise, Digital photography, Drinks, Eggs, Elizabeth David, Excellence, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Humour, lifestyle, Memory, Oeufs meurette, oeufs meurette, Photography, poached eggs, Recipes, Stephane Reynaud, Uncategorized, wine, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 62 Comments

On the trail of the toothsome pine…

The muffled drumbeat of rain on the awning has not been heard for some time, but there it was,  like an unexpected knock on the door that momentarily causes the smile to drain from the face. Being English we have … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Cookery Writers, Cooking, cous cous, Digital photography, Flat parsley, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Fruit, Health, Herbs and Spices, Humour, Moro Restaurant and Cookbook, Nuts, Olive oil, Photography, photography course, Pine Nuts, preserved lemons, Recipes, Saffron rice, Sam & Sam Clark, Spanish cookery, summer, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Cheesed off..

Earlier today I had read a review of an eatery in London where , for £100, two people could enjoy fish and chips with a glass of wine. Bile, spleen and age formed a phalanx within me to add strength and … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Art photography, bread, Cheese, Digital photography, Emotion, Excess, Fish, Fish'n chips, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Humour, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 42 Comments

Ladies who lunch..Chez Papa..

Uncovering treasure is not an accurate science. I say this with an authority that I do not possess, as treasure and I are rarely, if ever, seen together or even spoken of in the same breath. The same can be … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Art photography, Baking, Bistro, Choc ice, Chocolate, Coffee, Cooking, Cuisine bourgeoise, desserts, Digital photography, Drinks, Excellence, Expectation, family, financiers, fireplace, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, friendship, harmony, Humour, Kitchens, Noa grape, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, summer, Uncategorized, Vineyard, Wine, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 49 Comments

Je mange bien tous les jours…..another week of good food.

Les oeufs meurette are an intense combination of eggs, lardons, mushrooms, shallots, garlic and red wine that has the power to revive me when I’m not at my best. It has nothing to do with the wonderful recipes from Laurence … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Baking, bream, Cookery Writers, creme fraiche, Cuisine bourgeoise, Digital photography, Eggs, Fish, Fruit, Health, Illusion, Laurence Mery-Clark, Liver, Oeufs meurette, offal, pasta, Pear Clafoutis, Pears, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Recipes, Stephane Reynaud, Vegetables, Virtual, Weather, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 41 Comments

Je mange bien tous les jours – a second bite..

As promised, here are another week’s recipes from Laurence Méry-Clark’s self published book “Je mange bien tous les jours”. In a world of allergies and picky eaters at one extreme and the fastidious fine diners at the other, Laurence is … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Calamari, Cheese, Cookery Writers, Cooking, Creme Caramel, desserts, Digital photography, Eggs, Fish, Gravadlax, Hamburger, Herbs and Spices, Kitchens, Laurence Mery-Clark, lifestyle, Meat, mushrooms, Olive oil, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Recipes, Ricotta, seafood, Shopping, sole, Sunday, tomatoes, Vegetables, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

A Coeurless Mudgeon….

It may not surprise you to know that my view of Valentine’s day is dim. At boarding school I dreaded the distribution of the post on that day, fully aware that those who did not receive a card would be … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Digital photography, Food and Photography, Food photographer, harmony, Humour, Illusion, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Reality, ToysRUs, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments