Pineau is a delicious alcoholic drink which comes from the Charentes region of France. It is a fortified wine made from 3 parts grape juice and 1 part Cognac and, like many great delicacies, was discovered by mistake…
Is there an etiquette to observe when inviting French friends over for aperitif? Cindy, our guest blogger, having recently arrived in France, has discovered that there is.
I’ve just had my first ‘grand aioli’. I’m surprised it’s taken me over 30 years to discover this great French dish. If you’ve never had one, it’s a Provencal dish of fish, vegetables and garlic sauce.
Lait ribot is the by product of butter making and is known as buttermilk in the UK. The French, particularly the Bretons, really like it and add it to a number of dishes (some surprising).
The Bretons love butter and consume lots of it. Brittany butter has a high fat content (more than 80%) with 16% water and between 2% and 3% salt. Do you know why they say you don’t need to add salt when making butter, or why the butter from Brittany is so yellow?