Women & Wild French Cookery: Reviving Our Culinary “Joie de Vivre”

Today top restaurants are lauded for making wild food into “high cuisine” – but I am inspired by a much older (and heartier) gastronomic tradition. One in which dishes like Veloute aux Sorties (nettle soup with potatoes, cream and butter) Poulet au Bon Join Sauce Meliot (chicken in a sweet clover sauce) and Salade de […]

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Pinterest: Virtual Woman’s Temple or Regressive Feminist Scourge?

I’m addicted to Pinterest. For those unaware of today’s most popular social media platform, let’s just say it’s a kind of ‘lifestyle’ porn teeming with endless pictures of magnificent cakes, sumptuous floral bouquets and festive holiday decorations. Here women by the millions ‘pin’ recipes, crafting how-tos, and home décor tips on virtual bulletin boards—ostensibly for […]

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