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Menestra: I first had this wonderful vegetable stew - a northern Spanish equivalent of a spring vegetable minestrone - in a restaurant in Pamplona and dreamed about it for several years before managing to recreate it.
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Auberge de Combes: a real taste of the Languedoc: Over the past few years we’ve become so disillusioned with restaurants in the Languedoc that we almost invariably end up eating at home.
Apr 26 Read more
Wine, beer and other pairings for Mexican food: The thing you need to ask yourself when you’re wondering which wine - or other drink - to match with Mexican food is what kind of Mexican. Authentic Mexican or Tex Mex?
May 2 Read more
Wine of the week: Domaine d’Escausses, cuvée des Drilles: Although I’m supposed to be the wine expert in the family my husband has an uncanny knack of alighting on exactly the right bottle when we go out to eat, unfailingly plucking the bargain from any wine list.
May 3 Read more
6 of the best matches for chocolate mousse: Although chocolate mousse is usually made from dark chocolate it's quite a light dessert as chocolate puddings go because of its airy texture - lighter than petits pots au chocolat, for example.
Apr 30 Read more
Food pairings for wheat beer I: witbiers (bières blanches) and lighter wheat beers: Wheat beers are fabulously flexible when it comes to food matching - the beer world’s equivalent of a crisp white wine.
Apr 22 Read more