Poached Pears is a really classical dessert, but sometimes it's a bit disappointing because the syrup around the pears is a bit watery. What I like to do is add flavour and stickiness with a little bit of sugar, so there is nothing watery about this recipe.
Mackerel's a great fish for a weekday supper when you don't have a lot of time ahead of you and you want something really full of vitamins and nice and fat and juicy and tasty.
If you are really keen on preparing your soup from scratch, then the autumn is the time to buy fresh chestnuts.
From: Summer Suppers
Originally from Lyons, onion soup was made popular during the 19th Century by Parisian market workers in Les Halles. Traditionally served after a nuit blanche (sleepless night) because of its supposed ability to quickly dissipate the effects of alcohol, it is an invigorating and revitalising soup.