International Whisky Day – 27th March

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in blog | One Comment

Just got home from a hectic whisky festival in Groningen, Holland, just in time to go live with my web site and along with Hans Offringa, I raise a glass to our friend Michael Jackson – “Not sure that Glentauchers 15 year old would be the perfect match for your chicken soup, Michael. We miss […]

Cheese on the spot

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in blog | No Comments

I prepared my cheese and whisky seminar at Groningen Whisky Festival Noord Nederland in the best way : on the very spot. On Friday morning, my five whisky samples in my rucksack, I went to Peter van de Velde’s stunning cheese shop, Kaashandel van der Ley. I poured each sample in a glass. Quick nose, […]

Scallops and Langoustines, broad beans and saffron hollandaise

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in cooking | No Comments
Scallops and Langoustines, broad beans and saffron hollandaise

Serves 6 6 scallops 12 langoustines 50 g butter salt, pepper 500 g broad beans (skinned) For the hollandaise 2 tbsp white wine vinegar 2 tbsp water A pinch of saffron 2 yolks 100 g salted butter (cut into dice) juice of half a lemon pepper 1 Cook the langoustines 3 min in boiling salted […]