Gastronomy

The places where the locals love to eat and drink in Avignon Provence

Written by on August 15, 2017 in Gastronomy, Provence-Alpes
The places where the locals love to eat and drink in Avignon Provence

I could tell you that Avignon is the heart of Provence – it is. I could tell you that it’s a place of history and culture – it is. But what you might not know is that Avignon is a place to savour – quite literally I mean, because this is a town that’s full […]

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10 great restaurants and bars in Avignon Provence

Written by on August 15, 2017 in Gastronomy, Provence-Alpes
10 great restaurants and bars in Avignon Provence

Avignon is a fabulous foodie destination. The sunny city, the heart of Provence has bars, cafes, bistros and restaurants galore. Just wander and you will find places that are feast for the eyes and the soul as well as the stomach, such as these 10 restaurants and bars that the locals love… Appeals to all […]

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The historic restaurant Moulin de la Galette Montmatre Paris

Written by on August 14, 2017 in Gastronomy, Paris
The historic restaurant Moulin de la Galette Montmatre Paris

Le Moulin de la Galette is a Paris legend, immortalised by none other than the great painter Renoir. Today it’s a restaurant, just as it was when he visited and it’s incredible that we’re able to sit in the shadow of this grand windmill and enjoy a delicious meal, as people have been doing for […]

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Blackberry Muffins Recipe from France

Written by on August 2, 2017 in Desserts
Blackberry Muffins Recipe from France

From the kitchen of France based foodie Karen Burns-Booth, a delicious blackberry muffins recipe that’s really irresistible… Ingredients 400g fresh or frozen blackeberries (well drained and defrosted if frozen) 100g caster sugar 100g melted butter 300g self raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 large free-range eggs beaten with 150mls milk (or 150mls buttermilk) 1 […]

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Blackberry Jam recipe from France

Written by on August 2, 2017 in Desserts
Blackberry Jam recipe from France

  From the kitchen of cook Karen Burns-Booth in France, a delicious blackberry jam recipe – oh la la! Ingredients 450g of blackberries, fresh 450g of white cane sugar 1 lemon, juiced 1 Place the blackberries and lemon juice in a large pan and simmer gently for about 15 minutes until the fruit is soft […]

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Saffron in France | Red Gold in the Dordogne

Written by on July 30, 2017 in Aquitaine, Celebrity Chefs, Gastronomy
Saffron in France | Red Gold in the Dordogne

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. Derived from the dried stigmas of the saffron crocus, it takes anything from 70,000 to 250,000 flowers to make one pound of saffron. The flowers must be individually handpicked in the autumn when fully open. Fortunately, only a little needs to be added to a dish […]

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Coquille St Jacques with a Truffle and Sauterne Sauce

Written by on July 30, 2017 in Gastronomy, Main Courses
Coquille St Jacques with a Truffle and Sauterne Sauce

A delicious scallop recipe that easy to make but so impressive. Shared by Countess Simonof-Arpels who has a saffron farm in the Dordogne and absolutely loves to cook dreamy dishes. Serves 4 Ingredients 3­-4 large prepared scallops per person 2 shallots l large wine glass of Sauterne (or any dessert wine ) 6­-7 dessertspoons double […]

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Baked Saffron Pudding recipe from France

Written by on July 30, 2017 in Desserts
Baked Saffron Pudding recipe from France

A delicious baked saffron pudding recipe from the Countess Alexandra Simonoff­-Arpels who grows saffron at her farm in the Dordogne France. Saffron has been used in cooking for thousands of years, it’s said to be good for your health and it tastes exquisite. Preparation Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 35 mins Serves 6 Ingredients 5 […]

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Guide to Epernay Champagne France

Written by on July 12, 2017 in Champagne-Ardenne, Wine and Drinks
Guide to Epernay Champagne France

Reims may be the capital of Champagne but to the locals of Epernay, their town is the capital of Champagne the drink. Stellar Cellars in Epernay The famous Avenue du Champagne is lined with splendiferous Champagne houses but let’s face it, no visit here is complete without a tour at the Moët et Chandon Champagne […]

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Where Cointreau is made | Angers France

Written by on July 11, 2017 in Pays de la Loire, Wine and Drinks
Where Cointreau is made | Angers France

I call myself a Cointreau fan. I’ve enjoyed many a “blue moon”  (Cointreau with lemonade and a dash of lime) in my time, so when I went to Angers, in the heart of the Loire Valley, and discovered Cointreau are based there,  I wasn’t going to miss an opportunity to go and see how it’s […]

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