Tag Archives: Languedoc

Fillet of Lamb with Couscous and an ASDA Exploration

Our aperitif was to sample a bottle of Macon-Villages Chardonnay, Caves de Lugny 2010. This is 13% alcohol and just £5.00 from ASDA. The label says “Crisp & elegant with apple and citrus flavours, beautifully balanced, with a hint of … Continue reading

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Patlican Kebabi and Reds from the Pays d’Oc

We would call it Aubergine Pot Stew; in Turkey it is the much more exotic sounding Patliçanli Tençere Kebabi. This is aubergines and lamb, which anyway go together perfectly, plus onions, potatoes and carrots that blend in beautifully. Despite being … Continue reading

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Pure Carignan with Beef Casserole

The beef is cooked robustly in beer and served with traditional mash and carrots, not fancy, just a perfect winter dish. Carignan is grown in vast quantities in the Languedoc, but is mostly used as a ‘filler’ in blends like … Continue reading

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Viognier Follow-up

A second chicken salad, this time with bacon and a vinegar and bacon-fat dressing, was also a success with the viogniers; their fruitiness handled the stronger tastes perfectly well. We did not change our evaluation of the first two, but … Continue reading

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A Viognier Taste-off

In the distant past Viognier was known only for producing the rare and expensive Condrieu from the Northern Rhone. When I say expensive I mean starting at around £30 a bottle and twice that for a top one. But viognier … Continue reading

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Sausage and Lentils with Cabbage and a Big Red Wine

First, these are the lentils left over (deliberately) from Sunday’s boiled ham meal. That cooking session has given us one Sunday dinner, two weekday winter salads, today’s lunchtime ham sandwich, tonight’s lentils, and will yet give us tomorrow’s lunchtime sandwiches … Continue reading

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Opportunity in a Fallback; a ‘little’ Languedoc

I knew all day that D was going for a girls’ night out, but still forgot to buy what I needed to cook for myself. T**** was still open, of course, but to be seen buying meat in a supermarket … Continue reading

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