I’ve been out of Paris over the week-end, we’ve visited a dog breeder’s farm in the Sologne region to find us a new flat coated retriever but our short trip happened to turn into a culinary excursion, too. We roamed close to Aubigny-sur-Nèr, that’s very close to the banks of the Loire, so close, in fact, that we had to fight some inundations on the way.
…makes a pretty edgy video as you will see. I found the clip thanks to a facebook friend’s recommendation and I thought you might like it, too. What you see is Alinea restaurant in Chicago, where young chef Grant Achatz is doing quite spectacular things with food. He has won so many awards in recent times, earned highest rankings and the food critics are all kneeling down, that he must do something right. Anyway: here’s a quick look behind the […]
…as long as it’s not done by yourself. I don’t know where you live but here in Europe there’s packaged and pre-seasoned frozen vegetables on every supermarket shelf (and on far too many tables). I mean, I’m not surprised that children in Britain are raised with a “Field Fresh country mix” served by BirdsEye or with Tesco’s “Farmhouse mixed vegetables”. I’m pretty aware that the Germans prefer Iglo’s “Französische Pfanne” or a pseudo-hearty “Bauern-Pfanne” to chopping some greens themselves. But […]