The Black Prince and a Hill of Beans
“Cassoulet, like life itself, is not so simple as it seems.”
The Black Prince
The prince was born Edward of Woodstock, into the House of Plantagenet and...
He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy
He who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sunrise
William Blake - 1757-1827
Provence is a geological masterpiece millions of years in the...
The Cabardès AOC is a tiny sub-region in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of Aude, France. Husband and wife winemakers, Stephanie and Olivier Rame are the third generation of their family to tend the vineyards...
For many people, it is sometimes difficult to appreciate the mark-up on wines in restaurants, the significantly higher prices -often for the same wines- we are asked to pay when compared to...
The Pastry at the End of the Earth
“It is for others one must learn to do everything; for there lies the secret of happiness.”
Jules Gabriel Verne, (1828 to 1905) was an extraordinary novelist,...