North Europe

comte cheese

On Comté cheese

"I would take it off into a little corner with a really nice bottle of wine and a knife and hope no one interrupted me." Juliet Harbutt, author of the World Ch...
all about Espelette pepper

All about the exceptional Espelette pepper

Today, 19 March, is St Joseph’s day, and in the Espelette area of the French Basque country they are likely to be busy. The local farmers will have carefully se...
recipe for black velvet cake

An alcoholic Irish cake for Maisie

It's St Patrick's Day today.... so something Irish I created this cake from the basic recipe for Black Velvet cake – a dark Guinness and chocolate cake toppe...