Category Archives: Soup

and now let’s hear it for the Greens …..

  Through the good graces of the internet and television I have been able to quickly become intimate with kings, of all nations across the ages, and through this intimacy I can confirm that familiarity has bred contempt. Conversely, although I have … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Anna del Conte, Art photography, Cookery Writers, Cuisine bourgeoise, Digital photography, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Humour, Italian food, Olive oil, Photographic Prints, Photography, photography course, Recipes, Ribollita, Soup, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Vendee, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Who is not the fairest of them all…

ET poking his head out of a ball gown. The funny vegetable photograph is a genre which has never endeared itself to me yet, when I look at this gourd, I don’t see food, I see funny. For much of … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Cooking, Digital photography, Expectation, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Google, Herbs and Spices, Humour, Photography, photography course, pumpkin, Soup, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 65 Comments

The relief of La Moussiere……

Leek and potato soup is a very comforting dish indeed and comfort was what we craved last night. Hanging over us was the threat of abluting under a  cold shower in the morning unless the relief column, which hopefully included … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Chicken, Cookery Writers, Cream, Cuisine bourgeoise, Digital photography, Expectation, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Humour, Leek and potato soup, Photography, Recipes, Soup, Terence and Vicki Conran, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 44 Comments

One fine morning….

A grey morning found me cutting firewood behind the house. The squeak of an old barn door opening announced the arrival of Annie, one of our neighbours. Annie and her husband Remy have raised Charolais beef cattle for the last … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Art photography, Cooking, Cuisine bourgeoise, Digital photography, Emotion, Farming, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, friendship, Health, leeks, lifestyle, New Year, onions, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Soup, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Vendee, Weather, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

Brown soup in the ring, da di da di da…

Unusually for a photographer I very much like cookery books without photographs. Photographs of food can be very misleading in that the reader may assume that the image on the page reflects the recipe writer’s view of the intended appearance … Continue reading

Posted in Chick peas, Colman Andrews, Cooking, Digital photography, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Moro Restaurant and Cookbook, photography course, Photography holiday, Sam & Sam Clark, Soup, Spanish cookery, spinach, sweet paprika, Writing | Tagged , , | 33 Comments

When she was good she was very, very good but when she was bad she was horrid….

In the comparatively short time that we have lived in this little hamlet there have been significant changes. During my previous life, as an urban dweller, these changes would have gone unnoticed. In those times I had no interest in … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, Cooking, Digital photography, Eau de vie, Fergus Henderson, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, onions, photography course, Recipes, Soup, soupe a l'oignon, Writing | Tagged , | 37 Comments

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

Temple balls or how I foolishly drove out the money lenders

I don’t know what the money lenders were up to in the temple that got Him so irate, apart from lending money which has become humanity’s most important activity in the post biblical world. He might have been wiser to … Continue reading

Posted in Cotes de Rhone, food, Food and Photography, grapes, Leek and potato soup, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Soup, Wine, Writing | 9 Comments