Category Archives: cognac

lunch: a user’s manual..

Let me be clear, I don’t give a flying fuck if Marie Antoinette¬†said brioche, chelsea buns or if she said bugger all…I’m saying it now…”let them eat cake”. In particular, let them eat this cake. Amaretti biscuits have always been … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, amaretti & raspberry cake, Baking, cake, coffee, cognac, Cooking, desserts, Drinks, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, Fruit, Humour, Memory, Photography, raspberries, Recipes, Uncategorized, wine, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Whacking a custard pie in the face of a Trojan horse.

I’m raging again. Not only have hackers stuffed my email into their shoplifting basket, but they now appear to have blessed me with the gift of a Trojan horse that has galloped through my hard drives successfully removing 6 years … Continue reading

Posted in Chocolate, cognac, desserts, Digital photography, Food and Photography, Nigel Slater, photography course, Photography holiday, St.Emilion au Chocolat, Writing | 17 Comments

A wonderful Sunday lunch in the French countryside.

There was, in times past, a correctness about eating Sunday lunch in a well run hotel restaurant in provincial France, which happily is still evident at Hotel Le Central in Coulon, a small village in the heart of the Marais … Continue reading

Posted in carre d'agneau, cognac, Cooking, Cuisine bourgeoise, desserts, food, Food and Photography, France, Photography, Photography holiday, Pineau de Charente, Uncategorized, Writing | 13 Comments