Kate Hill's Gascon Journals

Kate Hill
My approach to cooking as I write a new book of French life and food, story by story, throughout A Gascon Year. Subscribe and support the process as well as receive a delicious weekly dose of French inspiration.
Created 05 Apr 2021
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  • Old Barns and New Recipes~a new perspective on Pears and Life
    14 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    The new Cat Window morning space in the Barn. With a move years in the making, I am at last re-organizing this ramble of an old French farmhouse with a barn and piggery thrown in for good measure. The...
  • Les Feuilles d'Octobre
    10 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 11 4
    Camont herbier one October morning While some cookbooks are crafted as carefully as a building, with an army of helpers, testers, editors, designers, and sellers, my cookbooks seem to be born from a d...
  • A Mushroom for Your Thoughts
    06 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Le Pigeonnier at Camont- October 4 2021 The light has changed so drastically these early mornings. I can feel the light seeping away to the other side of the globe to smile on my Australian and New Ze...
  • Merci Mr. Poubelle
    30 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 3 3
    Tarte Fine aux Potimarron, Jambon et Oignon at Camont on a fine Autumn day. I am prodded awake by a rumbling engine, a squealing brake and a barking sleepy dog at this dark hour, around 5:30 or so, ev...
  • Slices of Autumn on a plate
    26 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 7 2
    Looking at squash and pumpkins in Autumn. Today at lunch I had a lovely entrée or starter—La Tarte Fine de Potiron, Brebis et Lard—a warm piece of fragile pastry crust, layered with the thinest of sli...
  • Notes scribbled on a paper mat in a tapas bar in Catalunya
    23 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 2
    Writing with my mouth full: Sept 9 While eating calamari and the best anchovies, I wrote these notes about the new book. The essential guide to Gascon cooking: Telling the stories of how I learned to ...
  • The Taste of Nostalgia
    18 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    from SOMMTV Cooking with Wine- Episode 4 Sauternes I started these words as a note to myself, like an extended sticky note, that might help explain this new book I am writing. So bear with me if you a...
  • Kitchen Cycles- Tarte Tatin de Tomates
    15 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    When a picture does say a thousand words, but I insist on elaborating… Have I bored you with seasonal kitchen trivia yet? Or have you looked just a bit more closely at what’s happening day by day in y...
  • Harvesting Life... glass by glass in France
    11 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    We now know that you can drink rosé all year long, that good wine doesn’t have to be expensive, and that even the best meals can be enhanced by the gentle touch of a few drops of wine acting as a flav...
  • Coming up! Three months of Fall Harvests, Windfall Gardens & Classic Gascony Cooking Membership; 48-hour Sale
    03 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    Cook with me throughout the delicious French Fall and discover a wealth of perfectly ripe ingredients, easy recipes, new tastes, culinary history, and Gascon culture. More than just cooking videos and...
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