APPETITE FOR LIFE
While Louise’s courses look set to enhance the culinary repertoires of her guests, she and Ian are very much enjoying the taste they’ve developed for life in France. “I’m looking out of my window and it’s so tranquil and beautiful,” says Louise. “Our French isn’t good enough to have an in-depth conversation but we can communicate with our neighbours and everybody has been incredibly helpful and friendly. We’re very settled here and I don’t think either of us would move back to the UK out of choice. I think the only reason we’d move is to be somewhere slightly less rural, or perhaps closer to the coast. My favourite ingredient is fish and I find the seafood in France particularly good. I bought some fresh scallops from the market this morning and they’re so shiny, they look like they’re still in the sea.”
And with that she’s heading back into the kitchen to prepare for the next course, and I’m left feeling rather hungry and wishing I was there too.