The devil makes work for idle hands. That’s what they tell me. I don’t believe in the devil, or God, or angels, or ghosts or even the Bee Gees. I..
Texas Hot Guts are a sausage of legendary standing. Originating in Elgin, Texas, the actual recipe is a closely guarded secret, and as imitations spring up, so..
Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. Or share his bourbon cured bacon. Because here’s the thing; once you let..
People seem to have a love/hate thing with Andouillettes. Me? I love them. I’ve been eating them for years, both in England and in France. It was..
The aim of visiting Lyon was to eat; let’s make no bones about it. I went equipped with a list of dishes that I had to eat at least once. It included..
Mrs IG wandered off, probably somewhat embarrassed. The brown and white dog looked like he was humping my Samsonite bag. The Gendarme had a wry smile on his..
It happened by accident. I was cleaning out the boiler after a brew, and next to me was a pile of freshly smoked bacon waiting to be vaccuum packed. For a..
If you’re experienced in the artistry of the charcutiere, then – to be honest, and as is already obvious – you’ll learn next to nothing..
I have a recipe for a rather nice Vietnamese salad, which uses pig’s ears. This has given rise to a little joke I have with the man who runs the meat..
I love the cow. Admittedly, I love the pig more, but I love the cow too, and why not? The cow, she tastes good! I’ve always loved the cow, and for a..
If I was to be brutally honest, I’d have to say that salmon is one of the few fish that don’t really get me excited. Don’t get me wrong, I..
Okay, it didn’t start with a kiss. Or did it? Did kissing Lorraine, the butcher’s daughter, start me down this strange and twisted path? Maybe not!..