Confit Parsnip on Romesco

Until recently I’ve never really rated confit anything, the thought of all that oil back when I was fancy-free made me cringe. However, this old French way of preserving food has a magical effect on many things and in this instance turns seemingly dreary parsnips into melt in your mouth deliciousness. Served with punchy Romesco […]

Confit de Canard

I have just returned from a very overdue visit to Europe, taking in France of course, as well as Spain and Portugal. One of my all-time favourite things to eat in France, other than foie gras, is confit de canard, or twice cooked duck. Available here in cans from Vetro Hamilton, and very good too, […]

Petit Roasted Beets with Herby Crème Fraîche

This bright, earthy concoction isn’t particularly historically French but it’s definitely posh. I like it at this time of year as it’s great as a simple seasonal dish on its own with a sliced baguette or as a side to a main meal. It looks fabulously frivolous on a winter table and the sweet roasted […]

Oui … I’m Not French

Words and images by Fiona Hugues Au contraire! But after 25 years (or so) cohabitating with a bona fide, born and raised in a small village outside of Paris Frenchman, I think I have endured the right to share my stylist’s version of what is in fact, Frenchy and chic. To condense this gourmand saga, […]