We’ve had meagre pickings of wild mushrooms in recent years around here – thanks to last summer’s intense heat there was very little activity on the funghi front and I was afraid that this year would be a repeat performance. But recent tropical rains following on the heels of canicular heat have done the trick… Continue reading The Magic of Mushrooms
My latest book on Swiss wines – Number Ten in my collection – is just out. For an introduction to Switzerland’s secret wine culture, there’s no better place to start
A wine-grower with time on his hands, a modicum of marc, some handsome (and probably perishable) sausages, and a group of like-minded friends and/or family – all you need for a February Treberwurstfrass on Lake Biel in Switzerland
A disappointing meal in Alsace (mercifully rare) and a restorative recipe for onion tart
A new book (in French) by grape geneticist Dr José Vouillamoz on Switzerland’s native vine varieties
Mexico’s always on my mind, not least now with news of the recent terrible earthquakes. On a lighter note, autumn/fall brings a wealth of Mexican ingredients into season, like tomates verdes, pumpkins, corn and beans….time for another Mexican workshop?
Recipe for ajika, a spicy green herb salsa from Tasting Georgia, Carla Capalbo’s fab new book, just published