Monthly Archives: December 2010

My recipe for Beef Wellington

This is what we had for Christmas dinner, but it’s a wonderful recipe for any celebration meal or for high days and holidays.   People tend to be put off making it because they think it’s long and involved, but really … Continue reading

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A change at Christmas

We decided to have Beef Wellington for Christmas lunch.  It’s a bit fiddly to prepare, but the results were fantastic.  Beautifully tender fillet inside a duxelles of musthrooms, inside a puff pastry crust.  I wrap the beef and mushrooms in … Continue reading

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Caramel Pork – highly recommended!

Because we’re off early in the morning, I don’t want to be faffing about in the kitchen for hours tonight, so I’m doing one of my favourite and simplest recipes – Vietnamese Caramel Pork.  There’s only six ingredients – what … Continue reading

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UK for Christmas – with luck!

I’m getting ready today for our trip back to the UK for Christmas, mainly to see our children and families, but also to get more supplies of some of the spices and ingredients that are so difficult to get hold … Continue reading

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Burns Night at The Star Inn

Bev and Mike Vinnicombe – mine hosts at The Star Inn, Périgueux – have kindly invited me to cook a special dinner for Burns Night next month.  It is, of course, centred on the main course of Haggis (though I’m … Continue reading

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New Year Special

I know not everyone is a fan of the six-hour sixty-euros-per-head Reveillon, so I’m doing a special New Year menu for people who would prefer to stay in on New Year’s Eve.  Just email me on lagermenie@yahoo.co.uk if you want … Continue reading

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First quiz of 2011

Here’s the details of our quiz supper at l’Etang du Coucou in Hautefort on 11th January.  The quiz is being set by Glen Allsopp of December’s winners, the Clowns.  Please let me know if you’d like to take part by … Continue reading

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