Tag Archives: vegetarian

concerning the three great lies…..

  In concert with the thrust of this piece it would be fair to say that the “three great lies” are a moveable feast. I have always considered that “there’s a cheque in the post” to be immutable, the first … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Chili sin Carne, Cooking, Digital photography, food, Food photographer, France, Olive oil, Photography, Recipes, Vegetables, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Getting a bit crusty with Ottolenghi…..

  As a rule, it is unusual for me to find either TV chefs or lumps of cooked egg white enjoyable. There’s a relentlessness about television presenters,¬†that may well be part of their training, which serves to quickly remove any … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, anchovies, Art photography, Baking, Boiled eggs, Cheddar, Cheese, Cookery Writers, Cooking, creme fraiche, Eggs, Excellence, Expectation, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Herbs and Spices, Olive oil, Photography, photography course, Pie, Recipes, Vegetables, warm vegetable pies, Writing, Yotam Ottolenghi | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 46 Comments

As I was reading Nigel Slater one evening,,,

One of the many things that I’ve learnt from Nigel Slater is that food photography needs to be quick, because if what you have cooked is really delicious you’ll want to eat as soon as possible. So it happened last … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Art photography, Baking, Cheese, Cookery Writers, Digital photography, Eggs, Excellence, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Fried eggs, new potatoes, Nigel Slater, Parmesan, potato cake w parmesan, Recipes, Vegetables, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 56 Comments

Cooking with Mozart….

Although this sunny, summery, Sunday morning finds me sipping a Kir in the garden, the soft breeze fanning the tall grasses whispers the unequivocal message that change is just around the corner. I had felt this change from waking, some … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Art photography, Autumn, Cooking, Digital photography, Drinks, Edouard de Pomiane, Expectation, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Humour, Kir, Photography, summer, Sunday, Weather, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 59 Comments

Not standing the heat, I have got out of the kitchen…

Bananas for breakfast in the sun…after coffee and cherries. “Summer Cooking” by Elizabeth David is amongst my favourite books, but on a day like today the title is not. I associate the word cooking with heat, so when the temperature … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, bananas, Breakfast, capers, cherries, Coffee, Cooking, desserts, Digital photography, Elizabeth David, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Fruit, Kitchens, Markets, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, summer, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Weather, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 44 Comments

Making friends with an old enemy…….

Beetroot, in recent years, has at last become persona grata in my kitchen. As a baby boomer, I still have a clear image in my mind of what passed for a fresh summer salad in the days of my youth. … Continue reading

Posted in beetroot, capers, Cooking, creme fraiche, Digital photography, Eggs, Elizabeth David, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Hard boiled eggs, Markets, photography course, Photography holiday, summer, Walnut oil | Tagged , | 48 Comments