Category Archives: French supermarkets

A Funny Little Bird

Chicken may be my first bird love as a cook, but all poultry sits well in my back catalogue. When I hear ‘Civitavecchia’ sung loud in ‘Tosca’ I immediately remember my first taste of quail (quaglia). In a roadside inn … Continue reading

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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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Posted in Alcohol, AOC, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Capon, Caponisation, Chicken, French Markets, French Regional Foods, French supermarkets, Poulet, Poulet de Bresse, Poulet de Bresse, Poulet de Gournay, Poulet Fermier, Sensory Cooking, Simple Food, Speciality Chicken, Wines | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Imagine, then Realise ‘No Compromise’ Shopping

A chance meeting with the effervescent Claudio Volpetti, co-owner with brother Emilio of one of Rome’s finest food stores located on the edge of Testaccio at Via Marmorata 47, set a thought in my mind. “After Slow Food must come … Continue reading

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