Favorites & Resources

Below is a list of favorite kitchen items of mine. (Disclaimer: I’m an Amazon Affiliate, so if a link takes you to Amazon, if you make a purchase, I might get a few pennies to put toward keeping this site running – it’s a win for all! I do not receive anything from the other establishments or links, unless specifically noted.)

Bordeaux Addresses

Artiga — Made in France colorful Linen, Cotton, Tableware, and Cookware from the Southwest

Atelier des Chefs

Bee Bordeaux — Bespoke tours on culture, gastronomy, classic cars, l’art de vivre, wine. Ask for Isabelle Auzély for tours in English, French, German.

Bordeaux Food Tour

Brasserie Bordelaise

CIVB/Bordeaux Wines

Cité du Vin

Culinarion (Kitchenware sold here, such as Demeyere, Le Creuset and Staub)

Biocoop Cauderan

Biocoop Judaique

Ilona Guitz Wine Tours (In French or Russian/винный туризм по-русский  ilona.guitz@free.fr)

Les Mots Bleus (bookstore/café)

L’Orangerie at Jardin Publique

Le Poulailler d’Augustin

Mama Shelter Rooftop Bar

Truck de Chef (Food Truck by Chef Fred!)

St. James Cooking School

Uncorked Wine Tours (Bespoke Wine Tours in France, Tuscany and Porto)

22 Bordeaux B&B

20h33 — Limited edition Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux wine sales online, and vintage van wine tours in Saint Emilion, with wine curator Jean-Benoit Auzély (Also operating in London, ask for Mike Turner)

Kitchen Items:

28 cm round Staub Cast Iron Dutch Oven (I have a red one, which I use for my bone broths, great size for up to 2 chicken carcasses plus lots of other bones.)

27 cm oval Staub Cast Iron Dutch Oven (Again, I have this one in red, great for braising a pork shoulder or brewing a small batch of bone broth with room for one chicken carcass and some bones. The oval size is very traditional, as it matches the oval shape of rabbit and fowl carcasses for cooking them whole. It’s a beautiful serving dish for the dining table.)

26 cm round Staub Cast Iron Dutch Oven (I have this one in dark blue and it is gorgeous! Also great for pork shoulder or beef cheeks, feeding a 4-5 person family.

Le Creuset Mini Cocottes


Demeyere Pans


Southern France

Ardèche, Southeastern France Lagorce Rocks Paleo Guest House in the South of France



Organic Wine Organizations in France