Taking inspiration from the know-how and traditions of Normandy, offer your guests something unique with these ideas for homemade apperitifs.
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Want to impress your friends? Why not try out the most famous of all French dishes, le Boeuf Bourguignon? Here’s a tried and tested recipe.
A full menu of delicious seasonal recipes. Chef Chris Lacey does Christmas, combining both French and British traditions.
A traditional French dessert served after the main Christmas dinner is the Bûche de Noël, a roll of light sponge cake, covered in chocolate or coffee butter cream textured to resemble bark as an evocation of the ancient tradition of burning the Yule log.
Best-selling author Mireille Guiliano demystifies one of the ultimate luxury foods. Follow her elegantly simple approach to how to taste an oyster, then decide for yourself whether you like them or not.
Christmas in a glass. A variation on vin chaud, the great classic French winter warmer, with Gaillac red wine and vanilla pods.
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Did you know that Burgundy snails are the most highly reputed snails in France? Get a traditional (and super-easy) recipe to try at home.
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This is a great soup any time of year. It also makes a good starter served with baby poppadoms or curried croutons. If you would like it to be spicier, then simply add more spices at the appropriate stage.
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Penny from La Betoule shares her secret for perfect macarons every time.
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From seafood restaurants to market stalls, via Michelin stars and gastronomic fairs, food from the Pays Basque – nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Spanish Pyrénées in SW France – can be savoured in all seasons.