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Fridge- or freezer-foraged cheese, onion and parsley pie: This is the kind of recipe (or rather idea) that I used to put on my old blog The Frugal Cook. But as I’ve given up on it (I know - I shouldn’t have done) I’m posting it here.
Apr 22 Read more
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
Best food pairings for Sauvignon Blanc : As with other grape varieties sauvignon blanc varies markedly from one part of the world to the other - from the crisp minerally wines of the Loire to the exuberant grassy herbaceous sauvignons of New Zealand's Marlborough region.
Apr 24 Read more
Off the shelf: Domaine Grangette La Saignée de Rose Piquepoul Noir 2012: As I mentioned in my Guardian column this week I’m slightly disenchanted with the Languedoc’s signature grape variety Picpoul which isn’t nearly the good value it once was but Grangette’s is one I rather like.
Apr 25 Read more
Aldi Ballycastle Irish County Cream: If you’re a fan of Bailey’s you’ll be unable to resist this ridiculously moreish Irish cream liqueur at a fraction of the price.
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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