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Belgian Beer in France

La Ferme de Laubicherie is a very special place to stay. The Chambres d’Hôte, at Lanouille near Limoges (Dordogne), are catered for with a traditional Table d’Hôte…But the most special thing about this farm, and the reason for my visit, is the micro-brewery.

A Guide To Aveyron Food & Drink

Traditional Aveyron dishes, which must be tasted if you are living here or just visiting, include aligot, le Laguiole, la fouace ,Aubrac beef,foie gras, tripous, confits, stuffed cabbage, Estofinado,thrush pâté with goose liver, lamb, feuilleté au roquefort, ewes’ curds and the inevitable Roquefort accompanied by wines from Marcillac,Estaing or d’Entraygues.

French cheese by a French girl!

The vast selection on offer at cheese stalls throughout the region can be quite daunting, Emilie Broudy-Masson tells us the best way to enjoy French cheese and has a few suggestions on where to start……….

Beer Making in the Quercy

Not content with buying their own vineyard in the Quercy, nor with winning medals every year for their Coteaux de Quercy wine, David and Sarah Meakin have teamed up with Stuart Jones and set up their own brewery…

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Chestnuts and charcuterie: Corsican food

Slap bang in between Italy and France, this Mediterranean island was the birthplace of the Emperor Napoléon and its cuisine consists of a glorious collision of the two cultures. Florence Derrick digs in…

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Rillettes de Saumon

Rillettes of smoked and fresh salmon with blini, capers and lemon   Serves 4 Ingredients 240g salmon 60g smoked salmon 2g chives 20g butter 80ml medium dry white wine 30g crème fraiche 2g dill 8ml lemon juice 14ml extra virgin

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Tagines – the north African connection

Through the historic connections between France and Morocco, they are now very popular here. A tagine is a spicy, flavourful and exotic dish that is easy to make and reveals the cultural connections between France and Morocco.

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Fabulous French macarons: origins and flavours

In spite of its diminutive size, the macaron has become one of the most famous pieces of French pâtisserie, and thanks to its never-ending reinvention, it remains the very height of fashion. We pick our favourite colours and flavours…

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