Village Life on the Port de la Houle

I live in a village. Cancale proper is a town of about 6000 people, but le Port de la Houle is a little warren of narrow streets and stone houses with a year-round population [...]

2018-01-10T17:45:48+00:007 Comments

Wild Garlic Spanish Tortilla

How can so few people in Brittany (or at least my part of Brittany) know about three-cornered leeks? Until my recent (as in, 2 minutes ago) internet search I’ve been calling [...]

2018-01-11T16:37:20+00:001 Comment

Wild Nettle Soup

If ever there was an easy plant to forage in France it’s [stinging] nettles. They are EVERYWHERE—and often where you don’t want them to be, like just under a flowering apple [...]

2018-01-11T16:55:03+00:001 Comment

Cooking Laurie Colwin

"If you do not have insomnia, fussy eaters in your social orbit will give it to you." Laurie Colwin “Feeding the Fussy” Home Cooking Oh, how that line of Laurie Colwin’s spea [...]

2018-01-12T09:01:37+00:000 Comments