Olives

Post-Cooking in a Post-Truth World


We have entered an Orwellian post truth era where facts and figures are irrelevant and this zeitgeist has taken over my cooking and lifestyle.

The end of Sp-Agretti?


Whilst mooching around on Saturday morning I was alerted that Saturday Kitchen had, with an octopus recipe, probably struck the death knell of my latest favourite ingredient.

Experiment in Italian Americana [can you beat a Gaeta]


“I wish they had never invented fried cheese!” exclaimed Marge Simpson…

Feeling Sheepish - eating half a hogget

Sunshine, wine, feeling fine. Lounging in Languedoc. again. and again.

Caribbean Olives


The media frenzy over the 'bajan' heatwave we are enjoying reminded me of a voyage I was fortunate to take some years ago on a MyTravel cruiseliner around the Caribbean [cue wobbly lines and flashback sound effect]

We meat again (or great steaks I have known and loved) - ‘onglet pour les Anglais’


Another year
, another 10 days of pleasant brain pickling in Southern France. Almost Groundhog day for alcofrolics I land and immediately fall into the rhythm;  bread wine cheese wine olives wine meat wine.  Rinse (brain) repeat.

Stop W(h)ining - my desert island delights

Flat Out - quick, lazy, and children friendly flatbread "pizzas"

Flat Out

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