Category Archives: pied de Porc

Lentils, Shiny Gold and Strong Hopes

‘Turn out the lights, the party’s over They say that, ‘All good things must end’ Let’s call it a night, the party’s over And tomorrow starts the same old thing again’ So sang Willie Nelson. One year ends and another … Continue reading

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Posted in AOC, Baccala, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Capon, Caponisation, Cheese, Chicken, Choucroute, Cipriani, DOP Basilico Genovese, Fermented Foods, Foie Gras, Fruits Glace, Game, Genoa, Harry's Bar, Label Rouge, Pecorino Romagna, Pesto alla Genovese, Pesto alla Genovese, pied de Porc, Polenta, Poulet, Poulet de Bresse, Poulet de Bresse, Poulet Fermier, Poulet Fermiers, Real Italy, Rice, Risotto, Salt Cod, Simple Food, Stocks and Stock Making, supermarkets, Trotters, Venice, Walk with Joy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Knew Chefs, Shot Stars

Golden ages come and they go – now is no golden age for stellar cooking (more a silver and ascending phase), but another will be upon us sooner than we think. Tournus based Michelin-starred young chef, Jean-Michel Carrette was proof … Continue reading

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Posted in Alcohol, American Dishes, Archaeology and Food, Batterie, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Food Influencers, Food travel, French Markets, French Regional Foods, Great Chefs, Kitchen Tips, New Chefs, pied de Porc, Poulet de Bresse, Poulet de Bresse, Poulet Fermier, Real Italy, Simple Food, Sout West France Cuisine, Spanish Cooking, Terroir | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

First Choose Your Trotter, then Find Your Feet

Pig’s trotters were elevated from food of the immigrant poor to a delicacy for wealthy Londoners around 35 years ago. Pierre Koffmann, probably the finest French chef  in London since Auguste Escoffier and Michel Bourdin left town, made the pig’s trotter his … Continue reading

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Posted in Alcohol, Black Peppercorns, Blue Collar Gastronomy, French Markets, French Regional Foods, French supermarkets, Great Chefs, London Dining, No Compromise Shopping, pied de Porc, Pork, Simple Food, Stocks and Stock Making, Trotters, Vinegars | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments