Category Archives: French

Bakery Review: Robinsons Bakery, Manchester

Robinsons are Manchester’s oldest family-run craft bakery and set up camp every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Manchester Piccadilly’s Street Food Market, cramming every inch of their long checkered table with cakes, pastries, biscuits and breads that will leave you in

Bakery Review: Robinsons Bakery, Manchester

Robinsons are Manchester’s oldest family-run craft bakery and set up camp every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Manchester Piccadilly’s Street Food Market, cramming every inch of their long checkered table with cakes, pastries, biscuits and breads that will leave you in

Restaurant Review: Greens Restaurant, Didsbury

Watching Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy lark around on Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’ has become a weekend ritual of mine. Simon always seems to cook up a storm on the show (either that, or the various guests have been practicing

Restaurant Review: Greens Restaurant, Didsbury

Watching Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy lark around on Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’ has become a weekend ritual of mine. Simon always seems to cook up a storm on the show (either that, or the various guests have been practicing

Bistro Review: WOOD. Wine & Deli, Manchester

Modern wine bar and bistro, WOOD. (formerly Fyg) on Manchester city centre’s trendy Tib Street exudes a warm and welcoming charm. It’s a lovely place to spend an evening, either sharing food with friends and family or sipping wine on

Bistro Review: WOOD. Wine & Deli, Manchester

Modern wine bar and bistro, WOOD. (formerly Fyg) on Manchester city centre’s trendy Tib Street exudes a warm and welcoming charm. It’s a lovely place to spend an evening, either sharing food with friends and family or sipping wine on

Cafe Review: Carre Bleu, Nice

After a day at the beach in Cagnes sur Mer, I often head to Carré Bleu for dinner. The food is exquisite and the view of the sun setting over the sea, unbeatable. Carré Bleu reaps the benefits of being on the seafront, serving a

Cafe Review: Carre Bleu, Nice

After a day at the beach in Cagnes sur Mer, I often head to Carré Bleu for dinner. The food is exquisite and the view of the sun setting over the sea, unbeatable. Carré Bleu reaps the benefits of being on the seafront, serving a

My Favourite Patisseries in Montpellier

Montpellier is certainly not a place to live if you’re on a diet. There is a patisserie at every turn, always brightly coloured with an array of mouth-watering bakes posing in the window and the aroma of sweet bakes beckoning

My Favourite Patisseries in Montpellier

Montpellier is certainly not a place to live if you’re on a diet. There is a patisserie at every turn, always brightly coloured with an array of mouth-watering bakes posing in the window and the aroma of sweet bakes beckoning

Recipe: Chestnut Sponge Cake

Ingredients: 4 eggs 125g caster sugar 200g crème fraîche 1tsp vanilla essence 125g chestnut flour 2tsp baking powder butter, for greasing Method: (Preheat oven to 180*c and butter and line the base of a 7″ square cake tin) – separate

Recipe: Chestnut Sponge Cake

Ingredients: 4 eggs 125g caster sugar 200g crème fraîche 1tsp vanilla essence 125g chestnut flour 2tsp baking powder butter, for greasing Method: (Preheat oven to 180*c and butter and line the base of a 7″ square cake tin) – separate

Recipe: Raspberry and Chestnut Madeleines

Ingredients: 2 eggs 100g caster sugar 100g plain flour 1tsp vanilla extract 3/4tsp baking powder 100g butter, melted and cooled slightly, plus extra for greasing crème de marron (chestnut spread) raspberry jam icing sugar, for dusting Method: (Preheat oven to 200*c

Recipe: Raspberry and Chestnut Madeleines

Ingredients: 2 eggs 100g caster sugar 100g plain flour 1tsp vanilla extract 3/4tsp baking powder 100g butter, melted and cooled slightly, plus extra for greasing crème de marron (chestnut spread) raspberry jam icing sugar, for dusting Method: (Preheat oven to 200*c