French food

The French do food really well. They especially do slow food exceptionally well. Take the Boeuf Bourguinon. Slow cooking not only makes your meat so very very tender, it also gives you the opportunity to try tastier (not to mention cheaper) cuts of meat. Yet the most important thing, is it gives you time. You prepare and let it cook, and cook, and cook. Whilst you do something else. Very French.

Is one egg enough to make an omelette? Let's find out at PumpjackPiddlewick

I am thinking about eggs. And chickens. Okay, and always ducks. But then this time of year we do a lot of thinking about eggs. It’s a seasonal thing. And when I think about eggs, I am always reminded of the joke ~ Why do the French make omelettes withRead More →

How to cook for a vegetarian or vegan at PumpjackPiddlewick

I remember when I was 17 and I declared to my mother that I was going to be a vegetarian. She said of course I was, and proceeded to ignore me. She wasn’t going to go out of her way, as she put it, “for a phase” and learn howRead More →

Try horse milk with PumpjackPiddlewick

‘Only in France’ are the words that pop into my mind when I came across Horse Milk (Chevalait) in our local French market. And of course, because I didn’t even know that you could get milk from horses (though, yeah, if you think about it… duh, cows, goats…mares), I hadRead More →

A classic French food - we look at blood sausage here at PumpjackPiddlewick

This post is going to be along the lines of Marmite. You are either going to love it or hate it. Or, maybe you have never heard of even tried ‘it’ before, in which case it has yet to be determined. We’re talking about blood sausage. In considering French foods,Read More →