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….)
The following chestnut recipe is definitely NOT low in calories!!
Make the most of mushroom season with our selection of mouth-watering recipes. Have a great local recipe? Why not SHARE?
Before the French revolution in 1789, around 80% of the French population lived off the land, on a diet based around bread and cereals.
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.
Tony Goodman continues his tour of regional wine producers, chatting to the vignerons and recommending wines that have inspired him.
They disappear like ‘gateaux chauds’ 🙂 so if you still haven’t managed to bag yourself a copy of the latest P-O Life, you should be able to find one in the following places.
From October 1 to 14, 2018 (booking open now) some of the best restaurants around France, including the P-O, are taking part in a campaign to get people who would not normally eat out to do so.
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!