“Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.”
Harriet Van Horne
As regular readers of this blog are aware, just before Christmas I bought half a Perigord pig from my butcher in Loches and I have been enjoying the meat ever since. Just after Christmas I thought I would try my hand at making Jambon Sec or air dried ham. It is something that I have . . . → Read More: Making Jambon Sec
Yesterday was 12th night so Christmas is officially over, which may be a shame, but here in France things will linger on for a bit. The French start Christmas later than the English but they aren’t to worried about ending Christmas on the 12th night as the English. Christmas decorations will linger on until the . . . → Read More: For the Encouragement of Kings – Galette des Rois
Well Christmas and New Year is nearly wrapped up, I am a stoic believer in starting Christmas late (preferably on the 24th and finishing on the 12th night which by my calculation is the 6th January – 2 more days.
Life Chez Nous is of course getting back to normal, Cynan is back at school, . . . → Read More: Yummy Yogurt
The French do not eat a set Christmas Dinner in the same way as many of the English. But they do have some favourite celebratory dishes and two of the most popular at Christmas or New Year (St Sylvestre in France) are Foie Gras a lovely dish very misunderstood in the Anglo world and oysters.
. . . → Read More: Shucking Oysters
The continuing tale of Christmas Dinner. Truth be told I’m getting a bit bored with this series of posts, I started so I’ll finish and in any event the dessert was a recipe from Essence that I wanted to write about, but I think this post might be quite short.
Where were we, hmm after . . . → Read More: Our Just Desserts
In my last post I blogged about Christmas dinner and the Amuse Guele. In this post I am going to write about a frugal gourmet approach to the remainder of the Christmas dinner savoury courses.
Premier Plat – Prawn Cocktail
I like prawn cocktail and after hitting my guests with crispy pigs ears it seemed . . . → Read More: Enough of the sideshow
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