5 days on the Île de Ré

poppy field ars-en-re

June flew by in a haze of white wedding gowns (not mine), book shoots (also not mine), glasses of Chapel Down at various airport Wetherspoons and culminated in a quiet, blissful holiday on the Île de Ré. No complaints there of course, other than getting incredibly behind on emails, entirely neglecting this marginal space of the Internet and feeling a little unprepared for the onslaught of summer book shoots.

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saffron dip

Saffron and chickpea spread

A couple of years ago I had the ‘arduous’ task of travelling around a handful of French regions researching Rachel Khoo’s My Little French Kitchen. Among the highlights of our epic gastronomic tour was an extended stay in Provence, where we later returned in the spring to shoot the recipes in a beautiful villa in the Luberon, just outside Cucuron.

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