Spotlight on Savennières during our live Zoom tasting 23/01/2021
In the next live Zoom tasting which will take place on 23rd January at 8pm French time I’ll be shining the spotlight on Savennières.
Cold weather, comfort food and puzzles!
There will be no dry January in this house. I take my hat off to those that embrace it but it’s not one I can embrace myself.
After going out of fashion in the 1980’s, Vermouth has seen a surge in popularity in recent years. Alone or in cocktails, it’s a must today!
What’s on the cheeseboard this week? Sein de Nounou
The Sein de Nounou appeals to the rather purile British sense of humour. It’s a rather delightful local goats’ cheese from the Cher.
Happy New Year 2021
Happy New Year 2021 my friends. One thing’s for sure – it can’t be worse than 2020 can it? Onwards and upwards as we move towards the finish line.
What’s on the cheeseboard this week? Clacbitou
Here’s a goat’s cheese that may be new to you – Clacbitou. One of our favourites, it comes from the Charolais region in Saone et Loire, Burgundy.
Lock-down take 2. 10th December 2020.
Popped into Amboise for a Covid test this morning. No, I’m not ill, just have to have a small medical procedure that requires a negative test.
Christmas cocktails – the Sazerac
The Sazerac is a classic cocktail that originated in the early 19th century in a New Orleans apothecary.
Lock-down take 2. Day 38. 6th December 2020.
I try to be generous with my mince pies, spreading the British cheer around me here in France (much to the bafflement of the French).
Wine education – the best food & wine pairings
Last night I made roasted butternut squash and sticky chicken thighs with a white miso, brown sugar, black vinegar & sesame oil sauce.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – the best sweet pastry
It’s December the 3rd and I’m already on my second batch of mince pies.
Lock-down take 2. Day 34. 2nd December.
I’ve taken a few days off from the daily blogging and to be honest, I feel better for it. Writing every day has been a pleasure.