I used to hate barbecues. Everyone I have ever been to was rubbish…
A friend of mine, a self-confessed foodie, has visited Mexico on a number of occasions. On a recent trip, I was invited to join him…
13 of my memorable meals
My French upbringing taught me economy and practicality. Careful shopping is more rewarding than buying the latest “must have” ingredient.
My fridge is always full of leftovers. But having been brought up by a very practical French mother, I was told never to waste food. And being a creative person, I like to improvise with leftovers. The results are very rewarding
Easy peasy simple and delicious party food.
I think wine appreciation is often a load of pretentious twaddle. Sure, it does help to know the basic rules. I learned some of them as part of my French culture but, like food, it’s a matter of personal taste.
Leave the complicated stuff to the professionals. However tempted you are to impress your guests, do not let the food become a showcase for your culinary talent.
Being French, my mother was very practical and a great cook – what I learnt from her can be applied to make your life easier.
Once upon a time, there was a housewife. Everyday she went shopping, bought meat from the butcher, vegetables from the greengrocer, and bread from the baker