The Romans, the Rhone and Wine

A January visit to the annual wine market in Ampuis to taste the best of the Rhone


Eating Out Around Basel with Baselgehtaus

If you want the skinny on good places to eat in and around Basel, you have a number of options at your fingertips. First, natch, there’s the Eating Out: Alsace, Basel and Baden page of this site, which I strive womanfully to keep current, and which attempts (not always successfully) to keep a balance between… Continue reading Eating Out Around Basel with Baselgehtaus

Smoked Salmon & Fennel Quiche

Quiche is my go-to supper dish, after I’ve staged a lightning raid on the fridge/freezer/store cupboard. Here’s one that provided a refuge for the last bits of our Christmas smoked salmon and a couple of lonely fennel bulbs lurking in the veggie drawer. Most people think cheese is obligatory in quiche; it isn’t (even in… Continue reading Smoked Salmon & Fennel Quiche