Philosophical Wine Tasting

Thursday 10 October 2019

A short stay in our Burgundy ‘hovel’ by son and partner turned, as ever, into a quick gallop round some of the various growers whose wines we hold in...

Vide Greniers

Sunday 18 August 2019

All manner of eccentric life passes by as one sits snacking on a sandwich jambon and a glass of wine at the French equivalent of a car boot sale.This...

Dinner in Den Bosch

Friday 7 June 2019

It is a good few years since we were last in The Netherlands. Though we love the country and the people, the food was rubbish then and not a lot has...

Where the Wild Asparagus Grows

Sunday 12 May 2019

There is a village close to where we pick wild garlic, and then a few weeks later the wild asparagus, of such natural charm that the very sight of it...

On the Other Hand

Sunday 28 April 2019

A chance conversation with a French friend produced yet another eating-out recommendation and thus found us, a few days ago, in Vonnas, a village not...

Would You Eat Here?

Sunday 14 April 2019

Here... being a French out-of-town commercial centre where all the hypermarkets hang out along with mega-sized D.I.Y. stores, furniture shops full of...

Eat Your Enemies

Thursday 7 March 2019

Before anyone gets overly excited I have decided to exclude humans from this little dissertation although I agree that this makes it less compelling...

Food on the Move

Sunday 3 March 2019

The title of this piece ‘Food on the Move’ is not all-encompassing. On the contrary it focusses rather narrowly on the way of life of the canal boat...

Dog

Sunday 3 March 2019

One word - ‘dog’ - says it all really. 

The other evening I saw and heard, for the first time, the wonderfully talented Charlie Dore. Now...

A Restaurant in Tournus

Thursday 20 December 2018

This restaurant is tiny and you could easily walk straight by without even noticing it. Which would be a huge shame because not only is the food pretty...