Archive for December, 2011

Mussels

My kids love mussels, always have. There is something about the shell that transforms them from finger food into a plaything. A bowl of mussels provides endless entertainment from scooping up the next bit of grub to surreptitiously pinching your sibling, your fingers elongated into painful pincers. Their traditional accompaniment being a bowl of frites only completes the pleasure. My
Read more…

‘The Time Has Come’ the Walrus said…

My sons ate their first snails in a Parisian bistro on a wet night in October.  Seated in a crowded back room buzzing with bonhomie, they perused the menu in search of adventure. Snails!! The Amazonian Maitresse glanced up briefly from her notepad when two small boys announced in English accents that they would have the escargots. The gallic shrug
Read more…