We're not vegetarians buit I respect the views of those who are. However, I did have a little fun when my wife's niece berated me for eating meat and I was able to claim that I was just cleaning up the environment after the animal had been killed to make her very expensive pair of leather shoes. I also respect the views of vegans but I am amazed to hear they will not eat honey. Perhaps somebody can tell me why. I just wish those whose views I respect, respected mine. Back to the topic. My wife and I find - with fast approaching senility - that we eat less but better meat. A small but high quality piece of meat is better than a huge chunk of mediocre meat. That goes for other things in life too, for us. We never eat out unless the food is better than we can produce at home and never go on holiday unless it will be better than staying at home. Overall, I don't think our choice of less frequent, superior quality is any more expensive than more frequent, cheaper meals/holidays. We often eat vegetable meals just as we often eat meat meals, fish meals, cheese meals, egg meals etc. To us they are not vegetarian meals but simply meals which happen not to contain meat. I have always found it a risk that vegetable meals can be a little boring but I recently came across a cookery book entitled Le Legumivore by Tommy Myllmaki (a Swedish chef) published by Marabout (an imprint of Hachette) which is full of amazing vegetable dishes - including one for crunchy chips. The recipes are easy to follow - I am no chef - and although the book is in French it is easy to understand and is a good introduction to/refresher of French cookery terms. I heartily recommend it - and, before you ask, I have no interest in the promotion of the book other than to introduce it to others who might think like us.
Does anyone know of a source of home dry cured bacon - either green or smoked - ideally in the north of 79 or not too far therefrom? And before anyone launches upon a crusade, I've got no problems with French bacon except that I can only find commercial products in supermarkets. My preference is for a relatively light cure in a British style. Oh, and if the same place offers home dry cured hams - I'll be doubly happy!
Hi ! Just to lighten the mood from all the doom and gloom ....discovered today that La Roue Tourne in Jonza (next to Intermarche.Bricmarche, etc) does a really good plate of fish and chips !!! ....detractors from fish n chips, please do not comment ....some people enjoy it ...anyway, would recommend it since a few bars etc doing same seem to have closed down of late ! It makes a nice change ! (and the owners are lovely, and French ...which is unusual for a fish n chip dish !) ...they also do lots of other lovely food ...I know several people already go there but if you haven't been ...give it a whirl ! Every day is fish n chip day (but take your own vinegar !............bonsoir !
Hi ! does anyone know if the above is open this afternoon for English Fayre ? Tried e mailing Ef, tried phoning the bar, but all the nos I have not working ...went round there last week and it was still closed ! EF have it on their website as being open ......don't want to make wasted journey ! Thanks !
Just tried a really nice new cafe and Restaurant at the lovely Plan D'eau at Verruyes ( in 79 between Niort and Parthenay, close to Mazieres).Lovely for outdoor dining, and just refurbished, all in a really nice setting with a nice plage adjacent (plus good fishing) at what must be as nice a Plan D'eau as there is anywhere......nice peaceful setting with great ambience.We loved it.
Would anybody in the Charente or Haute Vienne area like to host a Vegetarian Supper Club lunch or evening? We do all the cooking, you invite your friends/family, sit back & relax and the host gets a 50% discount!Or if several people on this site would like to get together, we can choose a Host and then organize an evening or lunch suitable for everyone to meet up and enjoy some tasty food! Great way to make new friends.Message me or email : firstname.lastname@example.org discuss
Bonjour, we are a husband and wife team with 8 years experience of managing and chefing in successful restaurants across France. We are searching for a small restaurant or chambre d'hotes in the Languedoc to rent or buy.Prefer the Herault or Gard area however would consider further afield for the right property.many thanks
Help! We bought some parmesan style goats cheese at the Christmas market in Confolens and have bought it before at a previous Confolens Marché de Producteurs and have run out!!! Typically, there is no label on the tub so have no idea where it came from! Have gone to quite a few Confolens markets but they just seem to be getting smaller and smaller. Does anyone know who these french purveyors of a delicious if not smelly cheese are please?
I'm trying to find the number of the Boule D'or in St Romagne, it's not in my oldish phone book, and I can't for some reason get it shown on the web, or find in 'search' here on AI...realise I must be 'searching' wrongly, but can anyone help? If so and have been there, any feedback info would be great. many thanks.