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Mole made simple with Chef Alonso Hernández at Mesón Sacristía de la Compañía

Mole (pron: molé). Apparently it’s acceptable to eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner if my recent trip to Puebla, Mexico is to be believed  Whether it’s served over chilaquiles for breakfast, or over chicken for lunch or dinner, mole poblano, the dark chocolately-brown sauce is most definitely ubiquitous on Poblano menus. The history of […]

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Tarte flambée, Flammekueche, Flammkuchen

In French, it’s known as tarte flambée, in Alsatian it’s flammekueche, in German flammkuchen. Whatever you call it, it’s mouthwateringly good and we enjoyed a number of these last summer when we spent a week in Colmar in Alsace. Basically, it’s a VERY thin crust pizza topped with lardons (bacon strips), white onions and a […]

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Paris in the summer – what’s not to love?

Paris. In the summer. What could be better? Well, for me, working in a field I love in Paris in the summer. Yes, that’s right – as well as helping Le Dolci out with their first foodie tour in Paris from July 23-27, I’m over the moon to announce that I will be part of […]

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I love Paris in the summer…. and a giveaway

You all know how much I love Paris, right?  Any chance I get, I’m there. So when the opportunity presented itself to spend this coming summer in Paris again, how could I say no?  I’ve got a couple of projects I will be working on whilst I am there in July that I will tell […]

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A trip to Lummi Island

I’ve just returned from the most peaceful New Years’ Eve I can remember in a number of years (are we getting old? Wait – don’t answer that!). And this is a very good thing.  On New Year’s Eve, Neil, Neil’s mum and I headed down to Lummi Island.  Where’s that, you ask?  Lummi lies at […]

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