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    autumn fare

    My camper has been parked up since the end of August ¬†with my dear young Dutch family Tjallien and Luuk, theirs is a long beautiful story and the wonderful thing is that they met at La Cuisine Francaise whilst working for me at one of the wonderful “Open Tuinen dagen”in 1995 They now live in part of an old farm in Broek and Waterland and their children call me Tante Pat. The first weekend was an apple harvesting in the village organised by Tjallien. Locals where allowed to gather apples and pears in all the village , helping owners of orchards who had previously not been able to harvest themselves.…

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    Puglia 7 May to 4 July 2019

    You may have wondered where I was Say no more in my camper with Jolly ¬†with a friend Marijke and her 2 dogs in her own camper , on the way to the heel of Italy via Germany, Austria, Umbria , Abruzzo to the Adriatic and around Puglia to the heel via Gallopolli and Lecce and many other wonderful places, then home with a quick detour through Toscana 6,450 kilometres on the clock I will not telly my story but share a few culinary moments, in a camper it is difficult to be really visiting special restaurants, our trip was more for the country but we ate well and cooked…