Category Archives: Nature

Making Do. Pound a Bowl Peperonata

One of life’s mysteries in food is how a bell pepper with no breeding, raised on rock wool in the most artificial of growing conditions can become a star turn. I ponder this when I buy 12-15 red or yellow … Continue reading

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Spring and the King’s Ramsons

To come across a mass of wild garlic is proof positive that Spring is with us. When you find some. there’ll be lots. This is no endangered species for sure. Like most wild plants it keeps only for an hour … Continue reading

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‘In Search of TASTE’

I’ve some big news to share with all – and especially those who doff their hats to Blue Collar Gastronomy and have followed my writing these past two years since I kicked off in an icy Pont de Vaux (Bresse) … Continue reading

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