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Food and Wine Pairing 101

I am forever being asked about Food Pairing and what wine goes well with this or that dish. I have had many frantic last minute texts from people in the wine store staring, like deer in headlights, at the rows of bottles trying to find something to go with a certain dish.

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Christmas Cookie Bribery

Ah Christmas – can’t you just smell it?
Christmas trees, baubles, colored lights, Christmas cookies, glass of something nearby, tv on, couch, overdraft.

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How to Make The Most From Your Ingredients

Everyone has a budget nowadays and there are a bunch of pages on the web related to this subject so I won’t re-invent the wheel.

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When Life Gives You Lemons....

Life,

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So, you want to be a Chef?

So, you want to be a Che

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Buying Local - Why It's Important

Buying Local is all over the news at the moment.

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Afternoon Tea in London

It seems that everywhere I look at the moment i'm seeing articles, tweets and Facebook posts about people enjoying Afternoon Tea in London.

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Gascon Black Pig - Gascon Porc Noir

This week I took an hour drive Northeast from our house in the Pyrénéan foothills to the beautiful Gers region of Southwest France. The Gers is a beautiful, lush and vibrant farming area with stunning scenery, rolling hills and picturesque views of the Pyrénées. The farming is diverse and it’s where, among other things, Gascon Black Pigs are raised.

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Brain Food

Apparently there’s food for the brain! Who knew? 

 

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Fromage de Brebis - Pyrenees

As a self confessed “cheese addict” I was like a kid in a candy shop when I first moved to France. 

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In Search of a Good Sausage

I can’t lie, I do like a good sausage; most Brits do and quite rightly so as there are a lot of great choices out there.

 

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Get your BBQ on!

It’s BBQ season somewhere in the world, although in our household with a Canadian ho

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