Archive for January, 2012

Culinary Travel

La Petanque – a happy export of France

La Petanque – a happy export of France

I’ve decided to start the year off in French. A commiseration for the downgrading of their economy, perhaps? Or maybe just because I love the place, and what it has done for cuisine, the word itself a french invention.   Cuisine has not just stayed in France – it has […]

January 15, 2012 ×

Culinary Travel, Destination Guides

Paris – getting to know her

Paris – getting to know her

The first time I went to Paris I was thirteen, on a bus tour with my family. They drove us around the city, describing the monuments. We stopped at Trocadero, our own coach an ant in the populace of tour buses. Mum snapped pictures like a hungry crocodile, and I […]

January 14, 2012 ×

Recipes

Retro love – Prawn Cocktail

Retro love – Prawn Cocktail

Some matches never get old. Tomatoes and basil, apples and cinnamon, fish and chips with lemon, red wine and cheese. Cold prawns with 1970s cocktail sauce. Mmmmm awesome…. Forthcoming – a particularly old-school, but not tired recipe. You might have a similar one in a frayed, 30 year old cookbook […]

January 5, 2012 ×