Classic Cassoulet

The most famous dish from Gascony is without doubt is cassoulet given its name from the dish that it is cooked & served in, Cassol d’Issel an earthenware pot from the town of Issel near Castlenaudary. Everywhere you go in this region of France seems to have its own variance on the recipe for Cassoulet,…

Buzet Appellation

On our Bordeaux cruise every Wednesday night we moor up at the village of Buzet-sur-Baise, approximately halfway between Agen & Bordeaux the Buzet appellation is made up of 27 villages between the Garonne river & Landes forest covering 18,000 hectares of vines. Wine has been produced in Buzet since Roman times & was formerly part…

Quiche

A recipe that was asked for almost every week this season on the boat was that of the humble quiche. A lunch staple on the Rosa & regularly the most popular dish, quiches have been given a poor image ┬áby bland cold buffet quiches in soggy pastry. The pastry is as important as the filling…