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 France, I’ve been toying with the idea of focusing these posts a little bit more. With this in mind, I am introducing a new topic: Inside a Franglish Pantry.
A Franglish pantry, part-French, part-English, is a weird and wonderful thing. If you are French and have ever wondered what British stuff I could possibly have in there of culinary value, this is for you. If you are not French and you are curious to know more about the mysterious items French people keep in their fridge, it is for you too.
I’ll talk about my favourite staple store cupboard ingredients from both sides of the pond, recipe in tow. I will also tackle a big problem I have had trying to find equivalent products in supermarkets. I cannot count the number of times I have walked around a supermarket with a perplexed frown trying to find something and having no idea where I might find it, or indeed if it exists in the country I’m in. For example, you would think that finding cornflour in France would be easy, and you would be very wrong. It took me years to figure it out, and I feel it is only fair that I should share the ‘wisdom’ (I use the word Very loosely) I have gained over the years.
If you have any questions on this subject and you would like me to tell you what I know about it (which might be nothing, but don’t let that stop you, it certainly won’t stop me trying to respond), do not hesitate to email me!