Category Archives: Parmigiana Reggiano

Aubergine the Über Gene….

Whenever I forget what’s for dinner or, more precisely, realise that I have forgotten to make anything for dinner, I pray for the presence of an aubergine to be in the near vicinity or, ideally, in our kitchen. It is … Continue reading

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Time to draw a line in the breadcrumbs

The sheep in the adjoining field are very keen on bread, in all its varied forms. They are keen on it because we, not being farmers but eaters of farmers’ produce, have fed them the bread, for which we have … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Cheese, Cooking, Digital photography, Excellence, Farming, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Humour, hypocrisy, Italian food, lemons, Mediterranean food, Olive oil, Parmesan, Parmigiana Reggiano, pasta, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Recipes, sea salt, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 39 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

In praise of televisual pisswater….

Some members of the Coren family, namely Alan, Giles and Victoria have made, and do make, me laugh loudly often. I blame the Cricklewood tales in the Times for making me stop taking public transport. Holding back extreme laughter to … Continue reading

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To make a good soup, the pot must only simmer or “smile”.

The aftermath of an intimate family weekend filled with sunshine, forest walks and market visits reveals that I talked and drank too much whilst omitting to take any pictures of the multitude of good things that I cooked for our … Continue reading

Posted in apples, Autumn, Chicken, Cooking, cous cous, desserts, Digital photography, Elizabeth David, family, food, Food and Photography, France, French countryside, goose fat, harmony, Herbs and Spices, lifestyle, meringues, Parmigiana Reggiano, roast potatoes, Soup, tagine, tart, Uncategorized, Vendee, Writing | 10 Comments

Would Joan of Arc have chosen the quiche or the stake?

The word “quiche” is a member of that exclusive band of locutions, such as “gorgeous” and “toilet”, that I do my utmost never to employ. Defined as “a rich unsweetened custard pie…”, the quiche has little to live up to, … Continue reading

Posted in bacon and spinach tart, baking, Cooking, creme fraiche, Digital photography, Egg, Egg and bacon tart, food, Food and Photography, France, Parmigiana Reggiano, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Prosciutto, quiche, Quiche Lorraine, spinach, tart | 6 Comments

Gina Lollobrigida, Ristretto, Ducati and Cannoli – what’s the question?

“Italian” is the answer to the question. Even though I remain a dyed in the wool Francophile, my sweetest memories of food are so often linked to the boot shaped country that gave us Vespas, Sophia Loren, Giotto, and Parmigiana … Continue reading

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