Category Archives: beef

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

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The Vinpire sees red….

Vinpire:  a nocturnal creature that lives for the taste of fermented grape juice, as long as it’s red, and often finishes the evening trying to hang upside down from a beam or just falling down without making the effort of … Continue reading

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Swing low, sweet chariot….

Apart from beating the Frenchies on their home ground on Sunday, which was pretty sweet, there were a couple of other sweet moments at the Sunday lunch table. A less sweet moment was realising that the beef, which rarely graces … Continue reading

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Fear and loathing in Acton ..

I’m back in my chair by the wood burner with the light of the shortest day of the year fast fading. There is the comfortable murmur of French voices which permeates through the window into a silence only broken by … Continue reading

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And the meat goes on…..Parthenaise cote de boeuf

The question “What would you recommend for a barbecue?”so often results in a tired litany of burgers and the like, whereas  a butcher in France will immediately recommend a côte de boeuf ( prime rib) of the best available local … Continue reading

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