Category Archives: Cookery School in France

NEW Food Photography Course with Olia Hercules 2017

 In June 2017, together with Olia Hercules, I will be running a food photography course at the Villa Le Mazeau in West France. This wonderful location. which is one of Big in France’s holiday homes, is set in the heart of … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, BBQ, clay oven, Cookery School in France, Cookery Writers, Cooking, Digital photography, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, Olia Hercules, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Photoshop, pizza oven, summer, swimming pool, Uncategorized, Vendee, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Photography Course – September in the Vendée

From the 12-16 September 2016, I’ll be hosting a food photography course, run by Vendée Holidays.UK, at a beautiful old house deep in the heart of the Marais in the Sud Vendée of West France. The area is a treasure … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Art photography, BBQ, beef, Chicken, Chicken, clay oven, Cookery School in France, Cooking, cote de boeuf, Digital photography, Fish, fish cookery, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, Meat, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, pizza oven, seafood, skate wings, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Wine, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

a taste of 2016….perhaps..

Something has stirred in the forest, still faint, but definitely stirring. The forest in question is the tangled thicket of my thoughts into which a seed has fallen and taken root. If it grows and thrives I shall tell you more … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, beef, clay oven, Cookery School in France, Cuisine bourgeoise, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, gigot, Meat, Photography, pizza oven, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 35 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

“Ah, Bistro” …. a tale of two cities

I’ve been enjoying a glass of wine with some good bread and  Comté cheese whilst reflecting on the approach of my birthday which signifies the passing of yet another year and confirms me in the knowledge that I am more … Continue reading

Posted in Bistro, Cookery School in France, Cookery Writers, Cuisine bourgeoise, desserts, Digital photography, harmony, Julia Child, Omelette aux poires, Patricia Wells, Pears, photography course, Photography holiday, Recipes, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , | 30 Comments

What is good for the goose is ….where’s the gander gone?

A bag of goose eggs has recently become part of my larder and although I tweeted loudly, as I imagine the goose did at the moment of their delivery, no one replied to my tweets for “wonderful ideas for goose … Continue reading

Posted in Almonds, Cookery School in France, Cooking, desserts, Digital photography, Eggs, food, Food and Photography, Mary Cadogan, Pear and almond tart, Pears, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Quail eggs, tart, Writing | 21 Comments

Which came first “The egg plant or the egg?”

A funny thing happened to me today. on the way to consciousness. I dreamt that I knew the answer to the eternal question – “Which came first, the eggplant or the egg?”The last few days have been packed with food, … Continue reading

Posted in aubergine, Cookery School in France, Cooking, Digital photography, eggplant, food, Food and Photography, Mary Cadogan, Photography, Photography holiday, summer, Writing | 14 Comments

Roasted Mediterranean vegetables with soured cream

I suppose gout is quite an apposite affliction for food and wine amateur, which creates images of a testy Colonel Blimp on the subcontintent demanding another chota peg from the memsahib whilst nursing a gouty foot. Such a condition found … Continue reading

Posted in Cookery School in France, Cooking, creme fraiche, food, Food and Photography, France, Mediterranean food, Photography, Photography holiday, Writing | 11 Comments

A healthy tagliatelle dragged up from the vaults.

Recent days have been a blur of fun, cooking and family. However, this leaves very little time to quietly compose posts along the theme of “Dear Diary”, as my recovery time is not what it was. In the quiet of … Continue reading

Posted in broad beans, Cookery School in France, Cooking, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, France, Mary Cadogan, pasta, Photography, Photography holiday, summer, tagliatelle, Writing | 11 Comments

A raspberry stuffed ice cream cake that screams summer

As summer continues with it’s normal severity, I thought it would be encouraging to post a picture of a dessert which would suit a desert. Something cooling yet with the sharp tang of fresh fruit, in this case raspberries. This … Continue reading

Posted in Cookery School in France, desserts, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, France, Mary Cadogan, Photography, Photography holiday, summer, Writing | 8 Comments