Not so slow cooked Cassoulet

                        On my birthday this year Alfonz treated me to a traditional French Cassoulet in St. Jeans Minervois paired with the local Muscat. Now, there are different villages in a triangle around Capestang whom all claim to be the origin of Cassoulet. They all … Continue reading Not so slow cooked Cassoulet

Duck Confit Soup with Beans and Savoy Cabbage

The mayor's wife sent over a giant organic savoy cabbage from her father's garden, and along with the generous gift, she told me how she makes her favourite soup from duck confit. Confit is a traditional French dish of slow cooked duck in its own fat. The end result is a super soft, tender and flavourful … Continue reading Duck Confit Soup with Beans and Savoy Cabbage

Thai Coconut Pumpkin Soup

 Autumn in the Languedoc where I live brings beautiful pumpkins and squash in a variety of colour and shapes. Here we follow the 100 mile rule, and eat only the local products and seasonal fruits and vegetables. For Halloween we carve jack o'lanterns from the big bright orange variety, which you can find all over … Continue reading Thai Coconut Pumpkin Soup

Who Am I? Eva HAMORI

I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, an auntie, a friend, a traveller, a writer, a teacher, a singer, a volunteer, a gardener, and also at least once a day, a cook. Whenever we travel to a new country and try new foods, unique flavours, spices and herbs, I come home and recreate … Continue reading Who Am I? Eva HAMORI

Creamy Chicken Korma Curry with Lime and Red Peppers

Traditional Korma Chicken Curry with a Twist of Lime   I am not going to lie. I have been cooking Indian for only about a minute. Before France, I never really had the opportunity to fall in love with Indian cuisine.  Here in France, with our huge English population, my love has grown, and my interested in … Continue reading Creamy Chicken Korma Curry with Lime and Red Peppers

HOW TO MAKE: Beef Bourguignon – My Way

Beef Bourguignon, a traditional French dish. In the south, not as many people make this dish, to my surprise. I always think, that the French are like Hungarians, everyone knows how to make X,Y & Z. But in the south, it is usually far too hot to make oven dishes, except in the winter, but … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE: Beef Bourguignon – My Way

HOW TO MAKE: Hungarian Stacked Potatoes (Rakott Krumpli)

    Hungarian ‘Rakott Krumpli’ or egg and potato casserole Alfonz cooks a few times a year, usually BBQ related, and always very good. Over the years he’s picking up a few skills in the kitchen, and every once in a while, like yesterday, he surprises me with dinner. After a full day on the canal … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE: Hungarian Stacked Potatoes (Rakott Krumpli)