When your son is a Sommelier and he’s spending time with you in France, there are certain places which can not be ignored. The Loire Valley is one of them. Why? Because Saumur is there. So what? You might be thinking (as did I), but it turns out that Saumur is the birthplace of the rapidly growing Natural Wine movement in France.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Who knew that this photo, of such a humble sounding/looking dish could illicit a flood of requests for the recipe in a matter of 24 hours!? I was shocked.
True to my story telling nature, I set about researching the History of Potatoes in France which consumed a couple of days (because it's fascinating, spellbinding even). BUT, this morning it occurred to me that a recipe is a recipe and just maybe I should post that deliciousness right now! So... with no further ado, here you go:
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Who would have guessed, two years ago in Paris, that meeting Christina Potter and her wife, Judith McKnight, would lead to one of the most outstanding food festivals of my life? (Well, Cristina and Judith did) Having never been to Mexico, the temptation of traveling to a warmer climate only grew as the weather in Central California got damper. It didn't take much convincing to book a ticket to Mexico City when Cristina told me the food festival (last year) fell the 3rd week of October. Reservations were made, tickets purchased and licktey-split, we were off on another 'culinary extravaganza' adventure...