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A Free Harvest

A Free Harvest

Given the wealth of free food in the Poitou-Charentes countryside, Trevor Bridge has taken time out from his potager to give us his foraging tips...

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The Market Chefs - Wild Boar

The Market Chefs - Wild Boar

For many of us shopping for fresh produce at market is one of the pleasures of French life. Wayne Milstead  and Aaron Tighe are both foodies and market fans. Here they discuss wild boar...

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Farm to Fork in Charente

With the current food trend focusing on the idea of ‘Farm to Fork’, and with some supermarkets even putting pictures of individual farmers alongside their products, today the emphasis is definitely on good, locally grown food.

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Cooking with Christopher Coutanceau

Cooking with Christopher Coutanceau

At the renowned Richard and Christopher restaurant in La Rochelle you'll be treated to the gastronomic talents of chef Christopher Coutanceau and sommelier Nicolas Brossard.

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Gastronomades - calling all foodies

Gastronomades - calling all foodies

Every year foodies visit the capital town of the Charente to tickle their taste buds at the ‘Gastronomades’ festival

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Say cheese! Goat's cheese production in Poitou-Charentes

Say cheese! Goat's cheese production in Poitou-Charentes

Bertrand and Monique Desjeux from Rétaud, Charente Maritime,are helping to keep the traditional Poitou-Charentes breed of goat alive, thanks to their flock of 40 chévres Poitevines...

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Meet Francis Lucquiaud

Meet Francis Lucquiaud

In a land where people live to eat, rather than eating to live, gastronomic genius Francis Lucquiaud has always walked tall among his fellow professionals...

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