Category Archives: In The Frame

In The Frame: All aboard the Violet Barge

For this episode “In The Frame” we bring you La Maison de la Violette”. In July 2000, Helen Vié opened “La Maison de la Violette” on board a barge anchored on the Canal du Midi, to celebrate the delicate flower that … Continue reading

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In the Frame: A killer on the wing

For this episode of “In the Frame”, we bring you the life blood of the Arabian Desert, the falcon. The speed and natural instincts of this intrepid hunter were long admired by the nomadic peoples of the desert. Needing a … Continue reading

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In the Frame: Valentine’s Day… this is you 7 day warning!

Did you know that well known romantic, who preferred the chopping block to the divorce court, Henry VIII declared in 1537 that by Royal Charter that all England would celebrate 14th February as St Valentine’s Day. Photo taken during the Lyon … Continue reading

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In the Frame: David Enjalran

This is David Enjalran, the owner and chef of L’Esprint du Vin in Albi, just after he was asked if he would like a second Michelin Star.  The answer was this huge smile and “who wouldn’t”. David was awarded his first … Continue reading

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In the Frame: Fish and chips

No visit to Hastings in East Sussex would be complete without a tray of fish and chips, that gourmet staple beloved of us British. Given Hastings is home to the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe,  it would be churlish to … Continue reading

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In the Frame: London’s secret walkway

When visiting the Victoria & Albert Museum the other day to experience the excellent Bowie exhibition, I found myself walking beneath London’s streets straight through to the museum from an underground pedestrian tunnel linked to South Kensington London Underground Station. … Continue reading

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In the Frame: The Chef’s Brigade – La Table du Sommelier

This is the chef’s brigade from La Table du Sommelier in Albi, The Tarn in Midi-Pyrénées.  Why have I chosen this as one of my favourite images?  Well – it has a kind of dynamism – it shows a team that … Continue reading

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