Author: Caroline Field

CELTIC FISH & GAME – KEDGEREE

CELTIC FISH & GAME – KEDGEREE

We were lucky enough to be sent a rather impressive selection of smoked game and meat, together with a selection of smoked and fresh fish and dairy to try in our little brasserie La Petite Bouchée  after being approached by Celtic Fish and Game. I automatically spied the stunning piece of smoked […]

Devon’s Best – Hogs Pudding

Devon’s Best – Hogs Pudding

Seventeen months ago, Anita-Clare and I decided to  leave the hustle and bustle of London for the peace and beauty of the West Country. Consequently, we packed up our belongings and our menagerie of beloved pets and made for Witheridge in North Devon and we opened our restaurant La Petite […]

The French Kitchen

The French Kitchen

We’re great enthusiasts of classic French brasserie cuisine; the perfect blend of hearty food and convivial company in a relaxed setting. In fact, we love it so much that we run our own boutique brasserie, La Petite Bouchée. However, since we’re based in the UK, we can’t reach everybody – […]

A Chic Chocolate Extravaganza

A Chic Chocolate Extravaganza

  A-C came into the office the other day with a face of deep disappointment. My spirits rose. Trust me, I know this sounds insane, but this particular expression is oftentimes accompanied by words along the lines of “I’m really sorry darling but…” and then what follows is something I’m […]

Happy Eggstra Thick Easter With Hotel Chocolat

Happy Eggstra Thick Easter With Hotel Chocolat

There is nothing like an extra thick Easter egg! You know the kind that gives a satisfyingly biscuit-like ‘SNAP’ as you crack it open rather than the soft ‘fft’ of an inferior version? Hotel Chocolat make the most gorgeous eggs with a thick chocolate shell from the aptly named Ostrich […]

Essential Cuisine – Best Beef Gravy Ever

Essential Cuisine – Best Beef Gravy Ever

Seriously, for me a good gravy is what makes a roast dinner. Forget thin and watery Jus or buttery demi-glace, it’s thick deliciously flavoured gravy we want. Growing up I was so spoilt by my  Mama who made the most incredible gravy; gravy so good you could drink it out […]

Discover Australia Through Her Food – Strawberry Gum

Discover Australia Through Her Food – Strawberry Gum

We’re teaming up again for the second in a series of blogs celebrating amazing Australian ingredients in conjunction with Malynka Williams at The Taste Australia Bush Food Shop. Each month we will feature a different herb/bush tucker food, I will provide some interesting background information about it, as normal for […]