Book & Bottle #NovelPairing: The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Unlike French wine, French literature doesn’t travel. You’re thinking de Maupassant and Genet and Flaubert and Collette and De Beauvoir and Nin. I’m not saying there are no good French books, far from it. I’m acknowledging French books don’t ‘cross-over’ as much as they perhaps should. Good French books very often stay in France (see […]

Festive Party Pairings

I adore cooking, and eating, but only at my leisure. Few things amputate the appetite faster than the manic rush of last minute food preparation before guests arrive at your home. These days I write, and cook, from the perspective of a working mother of two adorable, but very small children (girl, 3 and boy, […]

The worthiest of wines

I’m interested to know where people buy wine? Do you add a bottle or two to your weekly supermarket shop? Are you signed up to a monthly wine club where you get a mystery mixed case delivered to your door? Or, like me, do you have a cellar plan at a traditional wine merchant and […]