Category Archives: Poulet de Gournay

The Chicken that’s Just for Christmas

Christmas is a time for poultry. In France, the chapon and poularde lead over red meat and game – as popular as are these too.  This tradition makes the family feast something really special as much for flavour as for … Continue reading

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‘Eggs with Legs’ v ‘Eggs on Legs’

It’s been more than four years since I coined ‘Eggs on Legs’ to describe the miserable chickens sold by most supermarkets and many butchers who know no better. It has been my cry out at the woeful state of industrial … Continue reading

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Press(e) on to Bresse

Eurostar to Paris, a noisy RER to Gare de Lyon, then a drink for old time’s sake in the crowded salon of Le Train Bleu and lastly, as night had fallen, onto the two tier TGV to Dijon – that’s how my trip … Continue reading

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