Simple Suppers – Scallops, Sarda Sarda and Tomato and Basil Salad

I was expecting that this trip to Paris would involve hiding away in cosy bistros, tucking into a hearty bowl of pasta with a glass of full-bodied red. Instead we’re cracking open the rosé. It’s the 13th of October, it’s eight o’clock in the evening and I’m out on the terrace wearing a t-shirt. The…

Simple Suppers – Entrecôte with Peaches and Courgettes

In the hipster Marais, you can choose if you want your freshly-ground coffee made with beans from Madagascar or Nicaragua. Here, cakes are designed rather than baked. In the mood for something savoury to go with your natural, organic wine? Just nip around the corner to the pistachio shop for a bag of handpicked nuts….

Simple Suppers – Chargrilled Lamb and Baby Courgettes

We’re not the only ones in the family with a thing for France. When we bought a flat in Paris, we folllowed in the footsteps of Mr A Little Piece of Paris’ parents who have owned their own little piece of the south of France for years now. For our Easter holiday, we decided to…

Simple Suppers – Barbequed Rabbit

Cheap and versatile, rabbit on the barbeque makes for a delicious simple supper. We served it up with sauteed potatoes, beans, garlic and parsley and washed it down with ice-cold rosé wine.

BBQ on the Balcony – More Simple Suppers

Since we got the flat, we’ve been um-ing and ah-ing over whether or not to get a BBQ for the terrace.  I thought it might get stolen. We might annoy the neighbours (drive them mad with jealousy) with the smells of chargrilling entrecôte. And we weren’t even sure if it is allowed, by the building or the…