The festive season started hard and proper last night with French Onion soup, cheers Delia, along with a bit of venison and mucho vino. Today, it’s escargot de bourgogne, some superb foie gras – from a friend’s farm – and stilton – yup – I’m in France, home of the fromage fascists, but the best cheese shop in Toulouse – Betty – sells Stilton from the UK. Thank you. I don’t know what’s in store for Christmas day. We’re catering for 15. I know there won’t be no turkey. There are four trained chefs in the family, one of whom is Michelin starred, so whatever they arrive with I’m sure to wolf plenty of it down. Keep an eye on Flickr and if you Twitter, I’ll Twitter back. Oh and the pic above is from lunch today. The slightly sweet vino went with the foie gras. And went it did, rather well.