The Magic of Mushrooms

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

The Landscape of Swiss Wine

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

Mexico on my Mind – Time for a Workshop?

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?