Richard Pfister’s wonderful book on the smells we find in wines will be a feature at “Parfums de Jardin”, the annual garden show in Coppet. A good chance to look at the book, buy it! […]
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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Saturday 11 May was the first day out in the pastures, as a herd, for cows at a farm above Sierre, canton Valais in Switzerland. The Val d’Herens cows are famously called fighting cows because the pregnant cows, with hormones ready to take on the world, battle each other to find the […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Tomorrow is the classic roast, gigot d’agneau, for Easter dinner at our house. I’ve been longing, however, for the Easter meal I had when I lived on the west coast of Ireland, young goat (kid) stewed gently in Guinness, with prunes, onion and garlic. A packet of kid, labelled “1/2 cabri”, nearly […]
Everyone was interested in the aphrodisiacs.
Valais, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Wednesday night in villages near the resort of Crans-Montana farmers and friends cheered, wine glasses in hand, as Spring was officially declared in the Swiss Alps by those who know the mountainside best. [Ed.note: click on images to view larger.] The fighting cows were let out of their barns, with the […]