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The Walrus and the Carpenter set out to find fine oysters.

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I spent yesterday in a part of France that has not been touched by time or fashion . A friend of ours, to be known henceforth as Rob “the Carpenter”, had mentioned the existence of some excellent “cabanes huitrières” in … Continue reading

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Al fresco eating in our garden in France

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To avoid the fate of mad dogs and fellow Englishmen we laid up our dining table in a shady part of our garden, rather than going out the midday sun. It may be a hackneyed phrase, but our garden becomes … Continue reading

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Tarte au Citron with Gervais Creme Fraiche

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A proper Tarte au Citron should be a lot thinner than this one. Golden globes were on my mind, and the lemons that were there, so I was not fully concentrating on my work when I started making this tart … Continue reading

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A very good bacon and egg tart

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The addition of parmesan made this tart memorable.

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Deep and crisp and even

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The cattle are lowing, looking frozen while lowing: the trifle is completed and loaded in the car; the hall is decked with boughs. See you after Christmas.

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