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Sweet treats

1. A friend came home from France with a madeleine pan for me. I had never had the urge to make madeleines before, but now I have a madeleine pan. 193 more words



As a privileged first-world person I have many boring things to complain about. Today it was lunch. I do not like deciding on lunch, and I do not like having what I decided to have for lunch be unavailable. 130 more words



Annie Smithers loves her vegetable garden and cooking. With ninety per cent of the produce she cooks at her restaurant Du Fermier coming from her own garden, to say that Annie cares about the food she cooks is an understatement. 799 more words

Conversation With A Chef

Candied orange peel

Take some orange peel. Bring it to the boil a couple of times to soften them and lose some of the bitterness. Then let them simmer in a heavy sugar syrup (1:1) for about an hour. 147 more words


Quinces baked in honey

‘They dined on mince, and slices of quince
Which they ate with a runcible spin
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, 433 more words


Red wedding (no, not that one!)

The bunch of red grapes were looking at me accusingly. They’d been sitting on the bench for a few days and were starting to get that tired look, though still OK. 626 more words


Cooking & Travelling in South-West France, by Stephanie Alexander

Last year year when The Spouse and I were expecting to spend some time in Cognac in the south-west of France north of Bordeaux, as usual I did some reading to enhance my understanding of the culture and history of the places I hoped to be visiting.  1,625 more words