I'm an Australian, living in Europe. My husband and I divide our time between an apartment in London and a little house in Segur le Chateau. Segur is a tiny village in south-west France, hidden deep in a valley. The river Auvézère meanders through it and the streets are lined with an array of medieval houses. Its peak in importance and popularity was around 500 hundred years ago. Today however Segur is a very sleepy place. Foraging in and around the village is one of my favourite idle pleasures. The woods and hedgerows lining the fields provide foods in every season, and the markets are well stocked with local produce made by small artisans. On these pages I hope to share some of these experiences with readers.
- What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
- In the far reaches of the Pacific, I watched kids eat fish they'd caught snorkelling like popsicles. - I didn't partake, but it was informative.
- What do you cook when home alone?
- Kale or brocolli salads
- Your most treasured kitchen possession:
- Fresh locally grown ingredients
- The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
- Eight if at our table, twenty if at someone else's (large) table