Recipe for Spanish Empanada

Empanadas are typical of Galicia, the north-western region of Spain. Essentially they are a bread pie and can be filled with anything from seafood to meat or chicken or just vegetables. They can be served in small slices as part of a tapas selection or be a meal in themselves for lunch, with nothing more […]


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Recipe for Traditional Gazpacho Soup

Gazpacho soup is the perfect Spanish dish for hot summer days, when you want flavour without heat. Satisfying and substantial, it is served well chilled, to cool you down while giving you the flavour you crave. If you don’t feel like cooking, this is the dish to make: a little bit of chopping and blending, […]


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Recipe for Normandy Apple Crumble Tart

Halfway between a French apple tart and an English apple crumble this is a really simple and delicious dessert recipe with that authentic French bistro flavour. All it needs is some thick cream or crème fraiche to serve it with. Use a good bought puff pastry made with butter. If you can’t get one made […]


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Recipe for Coq Au Vin

A classic French bistro dish, coq au vin is a fabulous recipe to cook at home, if you want a taste of France on a chilly winter weekend. Rich and slow cooking, the house will be filled with the tantalising aromas of savoury wine soaked casserole, banishing any residual winter blues. One thing to remember […]


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