This is the workshop that did all the woodwork in the tower: stairs, bed, cupboards, everything. Their workshop is in the Scottish borders and they undertake commissions anywhere in Europe. The owner, Maggy Stead, is multilingual and exhibitions of their work have travelled all over Europe. For more information: www.timsteadfurniture.co.uk
To find out a bit about the food and gourmandising culture of the region, visit http://www.francemagazine.org
Go to ‘back issues’ and issue 72 features Bordeaux wines, issue 63 features the food of the Aquitaine.
www.sorges-perigord.com takes you to a site about the truffle centre of Perigord.
For a description of Perigueux, including his visit to a foie gras farm, go to the following site to read an essay written by John Whiting, an American colleague. It is quite long as it describes his visit to a cookbook fair in and amongst the foie gras visits. But well worth reading to get a flavour of the area.
This is our local walnut mill at Bordas, very close to the tower.
Curious to see what the owners do when they are not staying at the tower themselves?
Visit www.seriouslygoodvenison.co.uk to see the Fletchers of Auchtermuchty website – quite the best venison website in the world! Cooking tips, cookery books, nutritional information, newsletters, recipes and lots more. You can order venison online to be delivered anywhere in the UK.
Visit www.nicholafletcher.com to see Nichola Fletcher’s work. She is a designer of individually commissioned gold and silver jewellery and silverware. She is also a food writer and has written five books. Her specialist subjects are game meats and venison, and also the history and culture of food. Her latest book Charlemagne’s Tablecloth – a Piquant History of Feasting won a silver award at the Gourmet-Voice World Media Awards in Cannes.
John Fletcher is an internationally renowned veterinarian specialising in deer – any aspect you care to mention, from deer in films to management advice and expert witness work. His website is www.deervet.com.
Fletchers, Reediehill Farm, Auchtermuchty, Fife, Scotland KY14 7HS
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