November on the Italian Riviera
We celebrated Philippe's birthday by returning to Oneglia, on the Italian riviera.
Almond and pistachio granola
Much has been written in in the blog world about granola, but I think there is always room for one more recipe.
Ten things I love about Paris according to Sam, age six
Seeing Paris through a child's eyes is one of the best ways to rediscover the city.
Lunch in the Loft
The danger of inviting strangers into your home is that they might never want to leave, and it was 5pm by the time we all tore ourselves away, exchanging e-mails and promising to keep in touch.
The best sandwich in ParisJambon-beurre
. They are just two apparently humble ingredients, yet choose them carefully, tuck them into a crunchy-crusted baguette, add a swipe of Dijon mustard and you have one of the world's most extraordinary sandwiches.
A weekend in Liguria
I've been to Italy more times than I can count, especially since I moved to Nice. So you would think I would stop getting so childishly excited every time I cross the border.
A Niçois dinner at Paule's Parisian pad
When people ask me how I met Paule Caillat
, I usually laugh and say it was thanks to our hairdresser.
Thank you to Wendy
for holding a fridge door contest
, with a cookbook to win.
A few weeks ago I would have sworn that there was no good sushi in Nice. It turns out that I just hadn't looked in the right place.
The best fruit vinegars
It all started with a few tiny bottles, small enough to slip into my hand luggage without causing suspicion at the airport.
Cockerel with chestnut honey and peaches
It has always come naturally to me to throw fruit into a salad - raspberries with asparagus, figs with feta cheese, blood oranges with beets - yet in France this makes me something of an eccentric.
Staying in a chambre d'hôtes with breakfast and dinner included would be a new way for us to spend a summer holiday, but the more I thought about it the more I liked the idea of leaving the cooking to someone else - especially when that someone seemed to love food as much as I do.
The Arles market
My first visit to the medieval city of Arles happily coincided with the Saturday market along boulevard des Lices.
As I struggle to meet guidebook deadlines, I invite you to have a look at the piece on zucchini (courgettes to some of you) and other summer squash that I've just published on the BBC Food website.
The sun is far too dazzling here in Nice so I'm off to England for a few days, where it promises to be cold and wet.