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  • The 4 best pickles

    The 4 best pickles

    There is something utterly charming about France beyond the bicycles, baguettes and éclairs, and that’s their love of jars. Chickpeas, crème fraiche, and my precious patés and rillettes all come in elegant glass jars, and it’s just so rustic and homely scraping crème fraiche out of a jar, why don’t we do it everywhere? Recycling […]

  • My Food Bucket List: 2022

    My Food Bucket List: 2022

    January is month of philosophising. I live in my head as the year abruptly changes and I seem to think it’s like cleaning out the attic – shifting around boxes of to-do lists, piles of hopes and dreams, trying to gain some sense of order. This way, I think we all feel like we can […]

  • How to make gyozas

    How to make gyozas

    When you move to France, gyozas aren’t the first foods which come to mind. I should be writing a diary about all the baguettes and eclairs I eat, not Japanese finger foods. For those who are interested, I eat a lot of baguettes, but we had one with lunch today and it was a BIG […]

  • How to make Babka plus two different flavours

    How to make Babka plus two different flavours

    I first tried babka at Honey & Co. In their little restaurant on Warren Street, its white walls and plants whisking customers away from smoggy London to a momentary respite of sun-dappled tranquillity, there is a counter laden with tempting cakes and pastries. After a memorable meal, stuffed to the gills and discovering a new […]

  • What to eat this January

    What to eat this January

    We’re back at that time of year! After Christmas, I often feel like a lump of lard. December is a reckless month for eating, one that I fully support of course, but it’s really no wonder the hashtag idiom #newyearnewme popped up a few years ago. With the fresh new year facing us, and our […]

  • A meaty dessert: mincemeat and apple jalousie

    A meaty dessert: mincemeat and apple jalousie

    And so, it’s the countdown to a Covid Christmas! Does that sound cynical? Nowadays, Christmas requires returning home two weeks early for the obligatory quarantine. Never mind that France and the UK were both in respective lockdowns. Ok, stop the cynicism, woman. Upon touching down in London, it was like Christmas exploded. Christmas appears to […]

  • The French Crêpe

    The French Crêpe

    As I predicted, moving abroad has its hurdles. I write this still awaiting my SIM card and with no bank account, not for the lack of trying. Administration in France is not easy at the best of times but add a pandemic and doors start gently closing with a perfunctory, ‘Désolé!’ Unlike French bureaucracy, that […]

  • The 4 best sweet breakfasts

    The 4 best sweet breakfasts

    November in Toulouse is not nearly as austere as other parts of the northern hemisphere during late autumn. The sun glitters through next door’s hedge, the sky is a spotless azure (most of the time), the leaves are gently turning from green to red, and, in fact, it’s colder inside than out due to a […]

  • French Grocery Shopping

    French Grocery Shopping

    Moving to another country is accompanied by its customary culture shocks. Making sure you drive on the right-hand side of the road for one, and looking left then right when crossing said road. It’s surprisingly easy to forget. I’ve been introduced the famous Tabac carotte which dates back to the 19th century, Flunch which is […]

  • The 4 best savoury breakfasts

    The 4 best savoury breakfasts

    A girl doesn’t ask for much. It would just be wonderful if: Hairdressers were affordable I could teleport instead of taking public transport There were more hours in the day (apparently, Mozart had the same number… something doesn’t add up here) I could start every day with the perfect weekend breakfast I am coming to […]