To market to market to buy a fat hen

Go compare, Go compare….£50 at the producers market , Antigone, Montpellier sunday morning veg man 3 Batavia, 500g spinach, 1k chard £3.00 lovely geezer Veg woman a bunch of black radish,2 kilo spuds £5 rip off 3 plump pears £2.50 youre joking mon agriculteur! 1k sourdough rye £3 chic girlfriend of baker-  he’s off hang gliding  -how cool are they? 2 litres of untreated Jersey milk , a little yoghurt and

Its raining Bon Bons

I was recently told off for not having sugar cubes for ” energy ” in sports class. Ils pleuvent les sucettes et les bons bons No problem getting hold of sweet “cigarettes”here-  if you blow through them they puff out sugar smoke.I still think smoking is horrible – it makes feel sick that people are killing them selves. One day at break time I saw a kid with a bag-

Residency continues

                 I have been experimenting with white ground the last 2 weeks – and most successfully on small copper plates which I have been etching with Edinburgh Etch. It would probably be better to use Nitric Acid but its hard to get hold of over here in France so i’ve had to make do. I’ve been using it very thinly aquatinting afterwards so

Cool Chilli

Spice up your life in January I was turned on to dried chilis by Dodie Miller who started Cool Chile Co. in Ladbrooke Grove in 1993 – the same year as Hand Made Food . Like in a child in a sweet shop I obsessed with tobacco scented Anchos, earthy Mulatos, raisiny Cascabels, and smokey hot Chipotles. The kitchen acquired a copy of Rick “Bayless Mexican Kitchen “and off we