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Cooking courses and food tours in SW France

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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As followers of my blog know, I ran my first ever pop up dinner on Saturday night, at the beautiful workshop venue Les Soeurs Anglaises in the Dordogne. Armed with fresh herbs, fiery chillies and a vat of fish sauce (note to self – make sure you have the lid on tight before transporting in …

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I am so excited to be co-hosting my first ever pop up dinner at the beautiful Les Soeurs Anglaises in The Dordogne, SW France. I am also thrilled to be joined by fellow chef, artist, blogger and dear friend Sue Holland. Sue and her husband Ian, originally from Australia, co-owned and ran the wonderful seafood …

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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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“Come and join us in the beautiful French countryside for 6 days of cooking, styling, photography, eating, drinking and making friends. If it sounds perfect, well that’s because it is!” For anyone with a passion for food, food styling or food photography, this 6 day course is a perfect way to improve your skills as …

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Honey roasted chicken with lemon, olives and herbs A great mid week meal, ready to pop into the oven in minutes. The roasted lemons infuse the chicken as it cooks and the honey is a lovely balancing of flavours. Serve with green beans or any other green veg. Serves: 4 1.5 kg chicken, jointed into …

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Chocolate, almond and cinnamon spirals with French-style café au lait If you love pain au chocolate then this easy breakfast pastry is a must. Simple and quick to make they are the perfect accompaniment to café au lait. Serves: 4 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed 30 g butter, melted 100 g dark chocolate, finely …

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