The fat of the land

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This post was originally published in early November in Francois Murat Design newsletter. Although the apple season is pretty much at an end now many varieties store well so this is still a lovely dish to make over the coming cold months……

Autumn is well and truly here,the nights are drawing in,the weather is cooling day by day. Many of the fruits and vegetables are harvested. Those that can be have been turned into preserves of various kinds or carefully stored away to be used over the winter months.

Apples are still with us and there are varieties [...]

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An English twist on kir royale

Those who know me well know that a kir of any kind is one of my favourite drinks. When I,occasionally,run out of cassis I am at rather a loss. I’ve made it with the classic white burgundy,with any dry white wine I can get my hands on,with red wine (first tasted in Paris and known as kir communard,its good in the winter) and of course with champagne (or other dry sparkling wine) as a kir royale. It’s probably my first choice of cocktail. I love it.

So what to make of Peronelle’s Blush,made [...]

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