Coming from the French word terre for “soil,” the word terroir originally described the special characteristics of a region, or piece of land, which gave different varieties of wine, coffee and tea their individuality. (Soil, climate, position, regional traditions….)

We love publishing your reviews. They’re honest (mostly!) objective, (hopefully) unrelated to advertising (bien sûr!) and cover a wide range of tastes, prices, and places. You might not always agree, the chef might be having a bad day, your standards might be higher….or lower – but they give you an idea of what’s available.

Sunken chocolate cake, or dessert, including cacao, cherries, grape and figs, and  with very little added sugar so a healthy choice..! In spring pile the cake with pitted cherries; in summer pile high with fragrant strawberries; for late autumn tuck some poached sliced pears into the centre and in the winter serve just as it is with oranges in caramel on the side.

Fish is quick to cook and scrumptious when fresh (really fresh fish should never smell too ’fishy’) but of course, it helps to know what you’re eating! Here is some useful vocabulary to help you choose your little fishy on a little dishy!

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