FOOD & CUISINE

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Home sweet home: Bertinet’s French patisserie

Renowned Breton baker Richard Bertinet is back with a stunning new guide to simple pastries and desserts that you can make at home. He talks exclusively to Florence Derrick about his inspiration and favourite recipes.

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Cèpes à la Bordelaise

This quick and easy recipe brings out the flavour of the cèpes without overpowering their delicate earthiness. Bon Appetit!

Creme brulee

Notes on a French classic: Crème Brûlée

This French classic is so adored the world over that other nations even claim it as their own. Florence Derrick investigates, tasting more than her fair share of the delicious dessert on her way! But how do the supermarket crème brûlées compare?

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Daube de Bœuf a la Saintongeaise

Daube is a classic Provençal stew made with inexpensive cuts of beef braised in wine. Perfect for a dinner party as you make it well ahead of time to allow the flavours to meld together.

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The creative cuisine of Nantes

The city that gave us pure buttery pleasure in the form of petit-beurre biscuits is also home to some of France’s freshest produce and most innovative cuisine. Florence Derrick reveals its culinary secrets…

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin, tomato and red pepper soup

This recipe makes excellent use of that most underutilised of all vegetables, the good old pumpkin. Every year they’re grown in their thousands and used as Halloween lanterns. Don’t discard the flesh; try this delicious punpkin soup instead.

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Melons

Melon au Pineau

This is the next recipe in our Charentaise series and this time we are on éntrees and here are three ways to serve a lovely Charentaise melon.

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Tarte à la rhubarbe

With the rhubarb season well under way, tempt your taste buds with this delicious recipe for Tarte à la rhubarbe with a Norman twist… Calva and crème fraîche!

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LU petit-beurre biscuit

The creative cuisine of Nantes

The city that gave us pure buttery pleasure in the form of petit-beurre biscuits is also home to some of France’s freshest produce and most innovative cuisine. Florence Derrick reveals its culinary secrets…