Capriciously small

La boudeuse, the sulky oyster, bears its name well: it seems that it has stubbornly refused to grow. Behind a small shell with rounded shapes, it hides a plump, generous and savoury flesh. La boudeuse is the perfect oyster for baking. I love oysters. I grew up in a village in Brittany situated between two…

Un goût sucré de terre

“A tale that begins with a beet will end with the devil.” That is a risk we have to take1. Coming from the depths of the earth, the beetroot, at first quite rustic, is a fascinating and exquisite vegetable. Where has it stolen its scarlet red? Where has it drawn its sweet savour from? Although it grew up in the dark, the beetroot contains…