One Chef +One Sommelier


Hello I am Emma, a Chef, and my plus one is hubby John, a Sommelier. Together we run our beautiful Holiday Let and Cookery School, here, in the Lot-et-Garonne region of South West France.

I have wanted to do a blog for years but have never had the time so here we go. I will post stuff about what hubby and I are getting up to and the food and recipes that I am cooking throughout the year. I hope you enjoy.

My Latest posts

Chocolate sticky toffee pudding

Ingredients Pudding 150 g dark cooking chocolate300 ml boiling water150 g chopped dates100 g unsalted butter, softened150 g soft light brown sugar  3 large free-range eggs225 g plain flour1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda1 tsp. baking powder Toffee Sauce 140 g golden syrup140 g light brown sugar50 g unsalted butter115 ml whipping creamvanilla extract Directions Preheat…

Beef Stroganoff

Hubby John loves beef strogonoff. It is a great dish to have a few days before Christmas. The recipe I have used beef fillet tail but, Sirloin or Rump will be good to. Ingredients 4 people 600g beef tail fillet100g cooked crispy bacon lardons25g butter1 onion, thinly sliced250g button mushrooms, thinly sliced1 tbsp Dijon mustard400ml…

Emma’s Courgette Pickle

Courgettes grow in abundance in our little cottage potager here in SW France. So one of my recipes come to mind as we are nearer to Christmas. Emma’s Courgette Pickle is great anytime of the year, but especially tasty at Christmas when the table is brimming with cold meats, cheese and pickles!! Bon Appetit. Ingredients…

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