Pasta la vista, sardines

Cupboard love…

Posted by Doug on 09-Nov-2010. Click here to read the full article

Quick Oriental Chicken

Have leftovers will chuck ‘em all together…

Posted by Doug on 05-Sep-2010. Click here to read the full article

Laksa-days

A winter warmer with some truly beautiful Chenin…

Posted by Doug on 23-Feb-2010. Click here to read the full article

Yum Ven

What to do with the venison or beef lying around your fridge…

Posted by Doug on 25-Nov-2009. Click here to read the full article

Sunshine in a bowl - chicken and chorizo stew with Roussillon red

Guess what’s knocking around in my fridge?

Posted by Doug on 28-Oct-2009. Click here to read the full article

Curry favourite

Chenin with Channa Dhal? P’haps…

Posted by Doug on 20-Sep-2009. Click here to read the full article

It’s a Bomba Rice - Who Ate All The Paellas?

Valencian in origin paella has mutated, but is still a wonderful party dish…

Posted by Doug on 14-May-2009. Click here to read the full article

Matching wine and charcuterie - an experiment

Matching wine and charcuterie - an experiment by Fiona Beckett

Posted by Paul on 13-May-2009. Click here to read the full article

Terroirs delights

An example menu from Terroirs wine bar in Charing Cross - the new London restaurant scene smash hit

Posted by Paul on 27-Feb-2009. Click here to read the full article

Game for a laugh - Great meat and fish in Corrigan’s new restaurant

Our sales and marketing director, Doug, sacrifices himself once more by paying a visit to Richard Corrigan’s latest opening in Mayfair

Posted by Paul on 12-Nov-2008. Click here to read the full article

Knowing Your Unions

Revisiting the cliches…

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Posted by Doug on 09-Feb-2009. Click here to read the full article

Gastronomie domine

REAL FOOD DINNER – South West Cuisine de Terroir by Michel Dussau

Cometh the hour, cometh the chef and his massed battalions of ducks. Our “Real-Plete Food-and-Wine Dinner” was a cartoon of Hogarthian excess juggling hilarious generosity with the swaggering exposition of the artisan’s art.

Posted by Paul on 03-May-2008. Click here to read the full article

Real Food Menu by Michel Dussau

Grown men and women visibly wept as their arteries hardened during this supreme exposition of Gascon cooking. As Liza Minelli memorably sang: “Life is a cassoulet, old chum”...

Posted by Doug on 18-Apr-2008. Click here to read the full article

A recent ‘food and wine’ moment

I was recently at a large family gathering when I stumbled across a stunning food and wine match.

Posted by Paul on 11-Apr-2008. Click here to read the full article

Rabbit and Bourgueil Recipe

Civet de Lapin de Grand-Mere Caslot avec Bourgueil, Domaine de la Chevalerie

Posted by Doug on 28-Apr-2008. Click here to read the full article

Loire Food and Wine - “Simply Delicious”

The beautiful and varied produce of the “Garden of France” is sufficiently stimulating to put the ardour in the most jaded of larders. Fortunately, the fabulous array of the Loire’s whites, reds, pinks, sparkling and sweet wines from its myriad grape varieties more than meets the challenge of what to drink with what…

Posted by Doug on 19-Feb-2008. Click here to read the full article

Food of The South West

“Wine is a part of society because it provides a basis not only for a morality but also for an environment; it is an ornament in the slightest ceremonials of French daily life, from the snack to the feast, from the conversation at the local café to the speech at a formal dinner.”

- Roland Barthes

Posted by Doug on 18-Feb-2008. Click here to read the full article

Cahors & Cassoulet - As Nature Intended

Those of you who don’t have duck fat coursing through their veins look away now for this a paean to three C’s: cassoulet, Cahors and cholesterol…

Posted by Doug on 07-Apr-2008. Click here to read the full article

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