French Basque Country

The French Basque Country, also known as “The North Side” (Iparralde” in Basque), is situated within the western part of the French department of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, and is equally part of the northeastern part of Basque country. Stretching from the border of Bilbao, Spain, French Basque country begins at the border with Spain until Bayonne and Biarritz, both … Continue reading

Rien d’Impossible en Brest

For our Anglo voyage, we went on a 3-day school trip to Bretagne (Brittany) in north-western France, particularly around Brest (the most western tip of Europe, also known as in the Finistère department). Though Brittany is best known for its Breton crêpe, its main culinary feature is seafood…and we ate a lot of seafood – scallops especially…actually, we … Continue reading

Demo: Chef Yann Plassard

Today was a special day at Ferrandi as we welcomed Chef Yann Plassard, of 2 Michelin-star “La Fleur de Sel” into our kitchen to give us a cooking (and tasting) demo of some of his creative dishes. Chef Plassard’s serves carefully prepared food from the Brittany region but keeps busy with his 3 restaurants and … Continue reading