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
Last weekend my husband I visited the ‘Festival des Métiers’ an event put on by Hermès at the MCA in Sydney.
And what a wonderful surprise it was! This was not your usual luxury fashion and accessories exhibition - this was an experience where you got to immerse yourself completely in the parallel universe of luxury goods, a place where you got to rub shoulders with some of the world’s cleverest artisans, have a chat, ask dumb questions and be enlightened by their honesty, simplicity and sheer brilliance. Read More
Many years ago I purchased some Coeur à la Crème moulds, twelve small and one large. I don’t make Coeur à la Crème very often, but when I do I am always surprised by how lovely and delicate this dessert is. Read More
Two of my very favourite things to eat are duck and figs, so how doubly wonderful when they can come together on the same delicious plate. Read More