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Cooking courses and food tours in SW France

Hello to all the followers of my blog A Food Stylist’s Blog. Firstly I would like to thank you all for following me and my posts over the last 3years. As my life and business has evolved in France I am now finding that most of time is take up with running my Cookery School …

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I don’t know why but I can’t stop thinking about chocolate today, must be feeling the need to indulge I guess. Anyway, I decided to take a look back at some of the chocolate features I have done in the past and came across this rather romantic shoot with a kinda glam/vintage/gold look – a …

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I love the first barbecue of year. Here are a few of my favourite recipes for grilling, indoors or out, so you can enjoys these dishes where ever you are in the world. We kick off with super succulent spicy tiger prawns (cooked in the shells to help keep the flesh moist) with a lovely …

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Well after an initial burst of warm spring weather, it is yet again cool and wet, so in order to give myself a little taste of summer, I came across this lovely summer entertaining feature my husband, photographer Ian Wallace and I shot last summer for Food & Travel magazine in the UK. As you …

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A dinner inspired by spring, the weather, Scandinavian design, great quality ingredients and sharing ideas and recipes with great friend, food writer Mary Cadogan. This spring is cold and wet and reminds me very much of the year we arrived in France from Sydney in 2013. We landed in May expecting balmy days and cool …

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Pork with spring greens A lovely combination of tender pork fillet and mixed spring greens in a light buttery stock. Delicious with or without crème fraiche. Serves: 4 4 large slices Parma ham 2 x 350g pork tenderloin fillet 50g butter 2 shallots, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 1 …

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Mushroom spelt risotto with melted camembert Spelt is one of the world’s oldest wheat grain varieties. It is great as an alternative to rice in a risotto as it retains a wonderfully crunchy texture and unlike rice, you can add the stock all at once and let the risotto simmer away on the stove – …

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