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started by: desperate-559124 · last update: 1471170241 · posted: 1295270390

know the name and phone number of the little thai restrant in Melle Thank you

started by: emarby · last update: 1470308421 · posted: 1455571332

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.      

started by: pommehomme · last update: 1469469963 · posted: 1456350357

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!

started by: POCHAHONTAS · last update: 1469304740 · posted: 1467391661

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 !

started by: TOE-KNEE · last update: 1468784589 · posted: 1468784589

Hi, does anyone have a kombucha culture that they could pass on a piece of?Had one for years in Germany and would like to start again.I'm in Cellefrouin.Cheers,Tony.

started by: american car · last update: 1467100294 · posted: 1467100294

can anyone recommend the above for a Saturday lunchtime, tq

started by: POCHAHONTAS · last update: 1465987715 · posted: 1465987715

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 !

started by: lesois-562420 · last update: 1464815789 · posted: 1464815789

Does any one know where I can buy good quality ready meals especially vegetarian ones.  I have a lot of visitors over the summer and need to buy some meals that can be frozen.  Thanks.

started by: BobbyS · last update: 1463681439 · posted: 1463675307

I wonder if you can give me adivIce As to which French flour I can use for mqkIng meringues Thankyou

started by: Allen61 · last update: 1463158149 · posted: 1462346530

Hi, does anyone know where to buy Natco Asian spices from? The bulk 250g bag type. They will deliver to France but postage is a bit steep.ThanksAllen

started by: John-Russell-852268 · last update: 1462106008 · posted: 1462106008

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.

started by: Louise -Elsom-857358 · last update: 1461494129 · posted: 1461494129

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 : frenchveggiekitchen@hotmail.comto discuss 

started by: seabreeze-566192 · last update: 1460375601 · posted: 1460372860

HiCan anyone suggest a company who would do a pig roast for a party?

started by: Vendee Hearts-545425 · last update: 1460104081 · posted: 1460100195

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 

started by: juddster-550128 · last update: 1459544179 · posted: 1456163331

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?

started by: pommehomme · last update: 1458558306 · posted: 1450224896

Does anyone know of a good source of mutton, ideally home produced, in north 79/east 85/south 49?

started by: peri winkle-554646 · last update: 1458151270 · posted: 1453975977

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.

started by: emmajack14 · last update: 1456496036 · posted: 1456484800

Hello again, Does anyone know where we can sell our eggs in the Chasseneuil sur Bonniere area please as they will be accruieing rapidly soon. We have 4 goose and about a dozen duck eggs at   present, Hope someone is interested.

started by: emmajack14 · last update: 1456313538 · posted: 1456226025

We have surplus goose and duck eggs and would like to sell them. What is the going rate for these eggs please?

started by: BG-553448 · last update: 1455223037 · posted: 1455222049

Does anyone know any farms that sell ewes or goats milk?

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