Joël Robuchon – Paris Reflections

Robin Boyle Dinner, Dinner Party, Eggs, France, From the Archives, International Travel & Photos, Recipe

Joël Robuchon passed away on August 6, 2018. He is acknowledged as one of the greatest chefs of all time. Plenty has been written about him and we won’t add any more here except to say that we were fortunate enough to visit his Paris restaurant, Jamin, in 1992. Part of the letter confirming our booking is reproduced below. It …

Mont Saint-Michel – The home of a very famous omelette!

Robin Boyle Breakfast, Eggs, France, From the Archives, International Travel & Photos, Recipe, Snack

This post is from an article we wrote for Club Marine magazine in 1998. Except for the food shots, the photos date from that period too. (Use the Print button at the top of this page for a hard copy or pdf of the recipe in this post.) Remarkable site Mont Saint-Michel is one of France’s most famous landmarks and …

Europe 2016 – Part 10

Robin Boyle Breakfast, Eggs, International Travel & Photos, Italy, Wine

 Continued from Europe 2016 – Part 9. Alba: Its food and wine The Alba region is known for: Its food, especially truffles, hazelnuts and salamis High quality wines, Borolo and Barbaresco The Slow Food movement which began in the nearby town of Bra. We were staying in an apartment in an Agriturismo property right in the middle of a huge vineyard …

Europe 2016 – Part 5

Robin Boyle Dessert, Dinner, Dinner Party, Eggs, Entree, France, French, International Travel & Photos

Continued from Europe 2016 – Part 4. Table d’Hôtes If you have travelled through France you are probably familiar with Chambres d’Hôtes – the equivalent of the Australian and British concept of Bed and Breakfast – and Gîtes – the equivalent of our holiday rental in the form of self-contained cottages, houses or apartments. Some of these establishments offer an …

Showing Friends Around – Part 5

Robin Boyle Australia Mainland, Breakfast, Brunch, Eggs, International, Middle Eastern, Recipe, Sydney & NSW

(Continued from:  Showing Friends Around – Part 4) Our two German friends, from Bavaria, are on a tight schedule with barely five weeks in Australia overall. So far we have spent time with them in Melbourne and Victoria (including the Great Ocean Road), and Tasmania (Launceston, Freycinet and Hobart). Then they flew to Alice Springs for a week visiting the …

Showing Friends Around – Part 2

Robin Boyle Art & Design, Delicatessen, Eggs, International, Recipe, Restaurant-Cafe, Tamar, Tasmania, Tassie Businesses & Attractions, Wine

(Continued from:  Showing Friends Around – Part 1) Our two German friends, from Bavaria, are on a tight schedule with just five weeks in Australia overall, and just six nights in Tassie! What to do, where to take them in Tasmania? Well of course they wanted to see Olive’s Cottage, our property at Windermere on the east Tamar, and see …