Galettes de courgettes

if life gives you marrows instead of courgettes, make galettes

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

Green is Beautiful: Wild Garlic is Back!

In the majestic beech woods that surround our place in Alsace, swathes of brilliant green, spear-shaped leaves are once more poking their heads up through the carpets of leaf mold on the forest floor. Wild garlic (also known as ramps, ramsons or bear garlic) is back in season again. It catches me off guard every… Continue reading Green is Beautiful: Wild Garlic is Back!

Mâche des Vignes – A Wild Spring Salad

There’s a kind of hush over the vineyards of Alsace in the still chill depths of these spring months. Lone viticulteurs move quietly between the rows of dormant vines, snipping away last summer’s spindly growth, restoring order and symmetry with an eye to next year’s crop. All is quiet – well, not quite all.