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The Baron and the Jewel

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The Baron and the Jewel In 1868, Baron James de Rothschild of what was to become known as the ‘French branch’ of the Rothschild family...

Wonder Wall

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Wonder Wall For many people, it is sometimes difficult to appreciate the mark-up on wines in restaurants, the significantly higher prices -often for the...

The Pastry at the End of the Earth

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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...

Chapter 265

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  Chapter 265   A list of the requirements to live a happy life: Freedom Self Sufficiency Friendship Thought Wine Bread & Cheese -Epicurus, (#Note: Epicurus was an avowed teetotal, the author here...

An Uncommon Sole

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Solea Solea (The Life of a Common Sole) The Solea solea species of the Soleidae, (flatfish) family gets its name from the Latin word for sandals....

The Charcutiers

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The Charcutiers There is nothing quite like an extensive charcuterie board, resplendent with all the trimmings and accompanied by a bottle of good wine, in...

La Chandeleur

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La Chandeleur  "...sprinkled with sugar and eaten hot, they form an exquisite dish. They have a golden hue and are tempting to eat. Thin and...

Livers of Gold

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La fite “I have discovered the wine of Château Lafite to be a delicious, generous cordial, comparable to the ambrosia of the Gods of Olympus”...

Galette des Rois

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Galette des Rois “The revolution like Saturn devours its own children” Georg Büchner Saturnalia In Ancient Rome, Saturn was a mythological god, his reign depicted as a golden...

The Yule Log

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The Yule Log The celebration of Yule is one of the oldest winter celebrations in the world. The Ancient were hunters, who spent most of...