Tag Archives: Sel de Guerande

The Grand Maitre d’Affaires who’s bringing us ‘Le Grand Maitre’

Grand Mâitre is not a title to taken lightly in France. Originally used as a mark of reverence to France’s greatest of all chefs and gastronomic chroniclers -  such as Escoffier, Brillat-Savarin, Curnosky and others back in the 18/19th centuries, to the more recent ‘mâitres’ … Continue reading

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Steak and Claret. That’s Shallot

The shallot sits at the top of onion society. It’s an aristocrat among alliums. Yet so few are sold alongside their more commonplace round onion.  Stranger things happen at sea as the saying goes. For me the shallot really fires … Continue reading

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