Category Archives: Label Rouge

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

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

The Bretons’ Best Silver

How can one improve on eating sardines? The little fish described by London chef Rowley Leigh of Le Café Anglais as ‘the rabbits of the piscatorial world’. Wouldn’t we prefer this Chef/Writer had kept his English plainer and written ‘sea’, but otherwise I loved what he said, specially … Continue reading

Posted in Blue Collar Gastronomy, Brassserie Lipp, Bread, Fish, Food of the Ancients, French supermarkets, Harry's Bar, Label Rouge, Simple Food, supermarkets, Terroir, The Food Business, Venice, Vinegars | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

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