Since returning home from Chateau de Gudanes in the south of France I’ve been dreaming about, and missing, the intensely flavoured and perfumed fruit of the area.
The heirloom tomatoes were extraordinary. I’ve never tasted anything quite like them, and the stone fruit, every bite a joy. It was produce at its best, seasonal, ready to be enjoyed without elaborate preparation, or presentation. Read More
It’s been a while since I’ve posted, not intentionally, as it’s been a busy year. I’m off next week overseas for about 7 weeks for business, so the family aren’t coming, and I’ve been slightly worried about how my husband is going to feed himself (opening a bottle of wine is not a problem). But when faced with a saucepan and the stove, he’s confused, and takeout is not an option in our family. We just don’t do it. Read More
You don’t see romanesco around much, although those in the know, are seeking out this alien looking vegetable more and more. Its bright green appearance always catches my eye when I see it at the markets, and I pounce quickly, scooping up as much as I think we can physically eat. I love its flavour: nuttier and earthier than cauliflower, with a little spice. Read More