Jean Gabon the definitive Maigret
My Friend Maigret 1949 – George Simenon.
Maigret leaves rainy Paris to solve a case in the warm, Spring Midi region on the Mediterranean coast. He takes with him Mr Pyle – a detective from Scotland Yard, London who is studying Maigret’s “method”. After walking around the small, quiet . . . → Read More: Quote of the day 10# sort of!
I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food I’m cooking.
Julia Child 1912 – 2004
Americian chef, author and TV personality
“We think fast food is equivalent to pornography, nutritionally speaking”.
“My idea of a good dinner is, first to have good food, then discuss good food, and after this good food has been elaborately discussed, to discuss a good topic – with me as chief conversationalist.”
Winston Churchill 1874 – 1965
Politician and Historian
H L Mencken Journalist and Critic
“How do they taste? They taste like more.”
H.L. Mencken 1880 – 1956
American journalist, essayist, and critic
Harriet Van Horne, Critic and Colomnist
“Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.”
Harriet Van Horne
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
Christmas day dawns and an unmissable opportunity for a culinary show off such as myself. Currently at Chez Nous we have my partners family staying for Christmas 4 adults and 4 lovely kids subjected to the full Frugal Gourmet experience
This is a blog about Christmas dinner, but I have decided not to blog . . . → Read More: A Silk Purse for Christmas
I have been running around in ever decreasing circles trying to make time to do a bit of blogging. In theory I should have loads of time, but finishing off bits of work, organising Christmas stuff, battling with the weather and dealing with leaky pipes this is the first chance that I have had.
I . . . → Read More: A French Christmas