Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – cooking the perfect duck breast
A perfectly cooked duck breast (magret de canard) is one of life’s pleasures and something that you can easily master. Here’s how to do it.
What’s in season in the Loire? Asparagus
Possibly my favourite vegetable of all time. Asparagus has a short season and when it comes in it will be on our table frequently. Healthy, easy to cook, versatile and delicious. Here are a few of my favourite ideas for cooking with asparagus.
Midweek dinners – wholewheat spaghetti with anchovies, onions and white wine
Such an easy mid-week dinner and one that is really rich in flavour. It’s hard to believe there are so few ingredients.
The pleasure of cooking
Life is too short to involve too much sieving and whizzing and the best things are made using fresh, local, seasonal ingredients.
Samosas with a spicy beetroot dip
I made a batch of these spicy samosas yesterday for an apéro dinatoire with friends in the hamlet.
Roasted cod with peas, leeks, lardons & cream
Here’s a delightful recipe that is quick and easy to do. I posted a picture of it on Facebook this week and several of you asked for the recipe so here it is. Thanks to Nigel for providing the details as it was he who cooked this lovely dish for guests on Monday.