Category Archives: Traditions at Table

Matches Go Up in Flames

This writer is fed up to the back teeth with the painful extremes folks go to in matching wine and food. Is it the artichokes or the chocolate, the spices or that porchetta that have them itching to find a … Continue reading

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Posted in Alcohol, AOC, Apulia, Beef, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Burgundy, Dry Martini, Food travel, French Regional Foods, Negroni, Poulet de Bresse, Poulet de Bresse, Poulet Fermiers, Puglia, Puglia / Apulia, Rare Roast Sirloin, Real Italy, Rice, Risotto, Simple Food, Sout West France Cuisine, South West French Cuisine, Southern Italy, supermarkets, Terroir, Tire Bouchon, Tomato Sauce for Pasta, Traditions at Table, Wine Making and Viticulture, Wines | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Deh-Ta Hsiung – The Quiet Revolutionary

When Deh-Ta Hsiung walked down the gangway of the P&O  SS ‘Corfu’ and came ashore at Tilbury on Boxing Day in 1949, he was young man arriving in the right place at the right time. He was just 17 and that time … Continue reading

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Posted in Alcohol, Burgundy, Chicken, Classic Rice Dishes, Dim-Sum, Fish, Food Influencers, Foraging, Game, Ginger, London Dining, Memories, Onions, Pork, Real Chinese Cooking, Rice, Traditions at Table, Vinegars, Wines | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Feasting at Family Table with a Fine Man

A weekend of feasting ended last evening with a dinner centred on Risotto alla Milanese – the saffron-infused risotto sometimes served with classic Osso Buco. In a week when a friend – known to all as The Pocket Chef* -pointed out … Continue reading

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Posted in Alliums, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Brassica's, Brassica's, Fish, Fonds and Jus, Game, Good Potatoes, Healing Foods, Label Rouge, Risotto, Stocks and Stock Making, supermarkets, Traditions at Table | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment