Fromagerie de la Tour, Brassac-les-Mines

Enjoying cheese is not just about taste and texture, flavour wheels and all that good stuff, it’s also about the memory of buying the cheese – the people and the place. On holiday in France and travelling to the Haute-Loire region of the Auvergne with its most beautiful ancient hill-top villages, rivers and meadows filled with springtime wild flowers and all set amongst extinct volcanoes I got off the train.. Read More

Good Taste Food and Drink, Crystal Palace

Cheese lovers of London, Crystal Palace is a great place to take your family or friends for a day out.   It sits on the highest hill in London and, although Crystal Palace television masts are a familiar landmark, surprisingly few people have actually been there.   You can safely recommend the beautiful Victorian park complete with life-sized sculptures of dinosaurs, the National Sports Centre and its stadium, the ruins of the.. Read More

Sussex Farm Foods -a pleasant stop on the road south from Pulborough

Farm shops offer the prospect of local food and respite from the ugliness and sterility of a visit to the nearest Tesco’s: they are a week-end break in the countryside.   Sussex Farm Foods is just off a sharp bend on the road from Pulborough to Bury Hill (that wonderful uphill pull that leads to panoramic views from the top of the South Downs.   The shop started out in.. Read More

Pallant of Arundel -a first class food shop!

  Arundel is a small town situated on a steep hill in West Sussex rising up from the bridge over the River Arun from which the town gets its name.   Arundel has a castle, a cathedral, a Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, the beautiful Swanbourne Lake and ground where fine cricket is played.   Furthermore it is the seat of the Duke of Norfolk (who is descended from Edward I) -but.. Read More