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In Praise of Tradition: Galette Recipe

In Praise of Tradition: Galette Recipe

The argument has been going on since before we were married, but notwithstanding my husband’s opinion that crêpes come from Normandy (where he was born), crêpes – and galettes – originate from Brittany (where I was born).

In Praise of Staples: Caramel Custard

In Praise of Staples: Caramel Custard

I have a sweet tooth. It originates with my childhood (again!), when my mother sent us back to school after lunch with a plain slice of bread and two lumps of sugar in a brown paper bag. This was our snack.

In Praise of “A little bit of this /A little bit of that”

In Praise of “A little bit of this /A little bit of that”

Cooking always brings me back to my childhood and it all starts with my father and the countless hours he spent in our country garden, bending over the soil with his hoe or, in dry weather, carrying there bucket after bucket of water from the well. Even as a child, I knew how hard he worked and I understood the respect both my parents had for the food he grew.

Zucchini Quiche

Zucchini Quiche

We’re so happy to announce a new series here on Jackdaw Journeys! My good friend Claire Tuffereau, who is an exceptional cook will be sharing one recipe a month with us. First up, the Zucchini Quiche! Here’s a little about Claire.