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Inside a Franglish Pantry: How to drink ...

Inside a Franglish Pantry: How to drink tea

A BBC news article came out this weekend that really tickled me. Apparently, the French are ‘rediscovering’ tea drinking. I was cynically unsurprised that in France, a simple thing like how to drink tea sounds like a snobbish hobby only accessible to aficionados, as complicated as wine tasting. Can you tell I’ve become a little bit British? […]

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Inside a Franglish Pantry: dry pasta sha...

Inside a Franglish Pantry: dry pasta shapes

I am sure some of you are at least a bit confused by this post title. Why on earth am I writing about dry pasta shapes? What could possibly be French or English about pasta? After all, it’s been a long time since English people believed spaghetti grows on trees, and pasta dry and fresh is a […]

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Inside a Franglish Pantry: Attempting to...

Inside a Franglish Pantry: Attempting to make a ‘brioche vendéenne’

I’ve wanted to learn how to make brioche for ages but like most people I’ve assumed it was completely out of my reach as an amateur home baker (i.e. not suitable for The Great British Bake-Off in a million years). I’ve also fallen for a special kind of brioche called a ‘gâche’, which is traditionally […]

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Duck Breast with Puy Lentils, Mushrooms ...

Duck Breast with Puy Lentils, Mushrooms and Bacon

I’m going to start on a slight tangent but yesterday was Valentine’s Day and we had lentils for dinner. That’s right, lentils. Hardly the romantic food of love, you might think, especially when Facebook was exploding with soppy declarations of luuurve and pictures of flowers and chocolate had taken over the newsfeed. Unfortunately, my day […]

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Inside a Franglish Pantry: Lardons

Inside a Franglish Pantry: Lardons

I was cooking a Boeuf Bourguignon for Sunday lunch last week and the smell of lardons frying in the pan reminded me how much of a staple item it is in France and how frequently I use them in recipes. Lardons are basically diced smoked bacon, which you can buy in most if not all […]

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Potato Salad with sherry shallots

Potato Salad with sherry shallots

In the first installment of my new topic Inside a Franglish Pantry, I want to tell you how I fell in love with sherry. That’s right, the Spanish alcoholic beverage also known as xérès. It’s a big fail in the Franglish department, but it is in my pantry and is so wonderful it now features […]

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Inside a Franglish Pantry

Inside a Franglish Pantry

Over the last few months, it has become apparent that a lot of people who visit my blog are most interested by my food posts. I don’t blame you, it’s one of my favourite subjects too!  Mostly I have just been posting random thoughts and recipes but since coming back from my summer holidays to […]

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