Wine matching: Poulet Vallée d’Auge

    After sketching out portraits of over 30 different French wine regions for my Living France magazine column, we've decided to change the format to something new. Now I'll be matching three different wines to a specific dish instead, with classic recipes provided by food writer Louise Pickford. First one is Poulet Vallée d'Auge, a creamy chicken and apple dish from Normandy.…

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Braver New World

“Sorry I’m late sir. Ignore the bandage, I had an unexpected visit to the hospital to get my ear seen to. Anyway – I understand you’d like me to paint your sunflowers… So, oil paint or watercolours? And how would you like them arranged – a bunch or just the one? What shall I put them in? And what colour background? Bright pink… hmm. OK – you’re the boss.” Not everything is improved by asking the…

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