There’s nothing like the pleasure of eating vegetables fresh from your own garden. The flavour and texture far exceed anything you can buy in a shop. Growing vegetables is also a natural incentive to to spend time outdoors. It is not necessary to have a large space to begin a vegetable garden, you can start one with just a few pots.
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Christmas in a glass! A classic recipe for vin chaud, the traditional French winter warmer, with red wine, orange and spices. It’s so easy to make at home…
The first recipes of bredele in Strasbourg date back to the 14th century. These delicious bite-size biscuits come in many different shapes and flavours.
Cep mushrooms grow plentifully in France and are a much treasured speciality locally. Why not make use of them for this tasty and rustic dish…
The tarte Tatin as such was first served in Paris at Maxim’s in Paris, as an homage to its creators, the famous Tatin sisters in the late 19th century, and has been a firm favourite at the French table ever since. Here’s the classic, tried and tested recipe.
This is an autumn version of a French classic, after the children have returned from their walnut and apple-picking expeditions.
This upside-down apple tart originated in the Sologne region under rather unconventional circumstances. Florence Derrick investigates the story behind one of France’s best-loved desserts.
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You can find a mouthwatering selection of seafood throughout the Pays de la Loire.
Two of the finest chefs in the region share their recipe for a dish ideal as either a starter or a special lunch treat. Enjoy.
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This is a favourite recipe with a Charentaise touch, and is a delicious way of serving beef tournedos… and very quick and easy to do! It will quickly become your favourite too.
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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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We propose a toast to Marne, where grapes are grown and both red and white wines flow! From coq au vin de Bouzy, to chocolate liqueurs, this departement’s delicacies are inextricably linked to the fruit of its vines.