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How to make Duck Confit at Home
Last year I was meandering around a Parisian market in Saint Germain. The clientele at this market were virtually all French as many tourists opt for the Aligre a little further north of the Seine. Small stalls set up selling everything from fresh fruit and vegetables, fish,...
Courgette and Chestnut Mushroom Frittata
  Shaping up for summer is now entering the critical stages with the warm weather fast approaching. Here at Artisan Traveller we are looking to swing towards the healthier options when it comes to breakfast. This...
Venison with Chocolate Sauce
A little while back I had some interesting chocolate sent to me by a company called Doisy and Dam. The flavours in the range are truly unique in the sense that each bar contains a superfood, meaning that the chocolate is a lot better for you than most. I...
Something that i’ve always wanted to do is cook abroad. I love restaurants and street food but to pass up the cracking selection of ingredients in the markets around Europe is just crazy. While in Colmar we were staying at the Appart’hôtel Odalys La Rose d’Argent which houses a...
Joe Wicks Mclean Muffin
Joe Wicks has helped me fall in love with breakfast again. So many times I would either wake up late or be dashing out the door missing out on eating in the morning. Of course I would pay for that later when filling my face with food to compensate...
Healthy Leftover Chicken Pie
What to do with leftover chicken? Stick it in a pie of course! This is a play on Shepherd's pie using roast chicken meat instead of lamb topped with a carrot and potato mash, and the best part? It’s only low in fat and good for you!  
Provencal style Fish Soup with Aioli, Gruyere and Croutons
A classic soup enjoyed in southern France and now you can enjoy it too. Don’t be put off by the list of ingredients, the preparation is straightforward and the flavour intense! If you don’t fancy preparing the fish yourself, just ask your fishmonger to prepare this for you. The...
Monkfish with Prosciutto, Asparagus and Herb dressing
Monkfish is a great fish for roasting. Also any fear you have of finding bones in fish won’t matter as monkfish has no pin bones in it’s fillets. Ham and asparagus go well together and this method of steaming in a foil bag makes the recipe a whole lot...
Mini-Beef Wellington with Cauliflower Puree
Fillet of beef can be one of the most expensive cuts of meat around. This recipe scales down the traditionally large Beef Wellington into individual parcels which still retain the same great flavour. Accompanied by a smooth cauliflower puree and a rich Madeira sauce, it’s perfect for any special...
Salt Cod Croquettes with Honey and Mustard Mayonnaise
Salt Cod Croquettes idea came about from a tapas dish I once sampled at San Miguel Market in Madrid. A fantastic place which is made up of a load of different tapas stalls and bars all under one roof. This particular snack was salt cod on toasted bread drizzled...