French cuisine

French cuisine · 26 February 2020
One of the best known stereotypes we have of the Frenchman is the Onion Johnny. But where does it come from?

French cuisine · 04 April 2019
Cahors is a red wine known rather intriguingly as 'le vin noir'. It has had a fairly turbulent history, as we soon found out...

French cuisine · 07 March 2019
This delicious cheese from Rocamadour is one of the region's gastronomic delights not to be missed...

French cuisine · 15 November 2018
It is a French tradition that the Beaujolais Nouveau wines are released on the 3rd Thursday every November. In 2018, that means today!

French cuisine · 26 October 2018
It's saffron harvest time here in the Lot. Known in France as "l'or rouge", at 30€ per gram "safran" is the most expensive spice there is.

French cuisine · 10 October 2018
Something is stirring in the forest... Could it be a crop of wild cèpe (porcini) mushrooms? We go on the trail of this legendary and much sought-after ingredient...

French cuisine · 23 September 2018
As walnut season comes around we take a look at the nut's history and its uses in the Lot and Dordogne...

French cuisine · 06 September 2018
The September wine fairs are starting all over France, so now's the time to buy. Here are some pointers on how to choose well...

French cuisine · 07 June 2018
The South-West of France is one of the country's most productive strawberry growing areas. As early as March the first strawberries can be seen on the markets and can continue to be found even up until October. So we have many months ahead in which to enjoy this fabulous fruit!

French cuisine · 16 April 2018
It's asparagus season here in Gourdon! But how much do we know about this fine vegetable? We get cooking with 'le légume royal'...

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