A Food Geek in London moved to France

Creative cooking and creative living in France


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The Cuisiniste…

Finally, there is an army of artisans roaming around the house, gîte, land and pool. In the last few days we have had: Maçon – mason/builder doing a magical job creating a window in the gîte this week…and getting rid... Continue Reading →

Food Magpie and Duck Bones

I am wondering if I should change my blog to Food Magpie in France? Like many other people, I apply my own experience to my cooking...making the most of ingredients where I am,  maybe applying them in a slightly different... Continue Reading →

Budget, breaking bad brain habits and…breathe

The featured image of cheese doesn't really have anything to do with this post- it is just there because I am 'grateful' to live in a country that has an endless supply of delicious cheese. 🙂 OK, two things to... Continue Reading →

Learning a new language…and I think it is Noël time!

And no I am not referring to French but rather ‘build-speak’.  I have a French-English dictionary of building terms, which is very helpful- but it seems more and more when I look up a word I don’t even know the... Continue Reading →

A small rant on “wouldn’t everyone like to run away to France”

Without going in to tedious detail that just gets me shouting at inanimate objects….this was a statement made recently to Dom.  I think there are more important things for people to focus on than our decision to move to France... Continue Reading →

Hurry up and wait

The title refers to 2 slightly different dilemmas…one –Dom and I trying to break ourselves from our London approach to daily life and two, our impatience to get things sorted and really immerse ourselves in our new life. One could... Continue Reading →

The top five French food things that make me smile right now

Subject to change of course...come back here in truffle season.  So here they are in no particular order. Having dedicated chocolate bar and ‘apéro biscuit’ aisles at the super market. Not just a sweet/candy aisle (that is a separate aisle!)... Continue Reading →

Water water everywhere…

Except coming out of our taps.  For the last two days we were working off of buckets from the green-tinted swimming pool and bottled water.   And the adventure continues. Tuesday we noticed throughout the day the water pressure was getting... Continue Reading →

Keeping time in France

Who needs clocks!  I have church bells that start with a mad frenzy at 7am, and continue throughout the day on the hour and half hour until 10pm.  For some reason at 7am and then again at 7pm you not... Continue Reading →

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