Joël Robuchon – Paris Reflections

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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!

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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 6

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Continued from Europe 2016 – Part 5. Rue Daguerre – A market street in Paris Rue Daguerre is located in the 14th Arrondissement of Paris. It is in a less well-known tourist area; the main attraction is the Catacombs. However, the street is a great place to visit if you are a food and wine lover, being open during normal business hours …

Europe 2016 – Part 5

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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 …

Europe 2016 – Part 4

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Continued from Europe 2016 – Part 3. We went to learn French and learnt a lot about Sancerre The name ‘Sancerre‘ is well-known in the wine world, being a wine region south west of Paris famous for its sauvignon blanc. However, we hadn’t realised that there was also a small town called Sancerre until we discovered a language school located  …

Europe 2016 – Part 2

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Continued from Europe 2016 – Part 1. A German Style Plum Sheet Cake Our plum sheet cake experiment would happen, but at Chamonix in France, not in Bavaria. The key steps in our method are described below – follow them, or find a recipe for this type of cake in your cookbooks or on the Internet. It is a very …