a food stylist's blog

Cooking courses and food tours in SW France

Sesame and soy duck fillets and green papaya salad Serves: 4 Green papaya is a used extensively in Thai and South East Asian cooking where it is traditionally served as a refreshing salad. The slightly tart quality of the fruit absorbs the sweet salty dressing perfectly, a perfect foil to the richly flavoued duck. 4 …

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Chocolate marbled meringues with summer berries and white chocolate sauce Serves: 6 These gooey, marshmallow-like meringues look and taste amazing, topped with a scoop of ice cream and a tumble of summer fruits all drizzled with a white chocolate sauce. 4 eggs whites 250 g caster sugar 2 tsp organic cocoa powder 350 g mixed …

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Here in France the strawberry season starts off early with the arrival of a small, slightly oblong little strawberry called gariguette. One might expect a rather sharp, watery, bland little fruit but actually gariguettes are renowned for their sweet and well rather strawberry-like flavour – sadly so many strawberries you buy today, because we demand …

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