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Sue Style is into food, wine and travel and writes about all three – sometimes separately, often in combination. She comes originally from Yorkshire and has migrated over the years to London, Madrid, Fontainebleau, Mexico City and Basel. She’s now happily ensconced in southern Alsace, France, within spitting distance of that region’s vineyards and conveniently placed for cross-border raids into Switzerland and across the Rhine to Baden/Germany, both of whose wines and food she explores at every opportunity. Lately, she’s discovered Catalunya, where both her children have had the good taste to settle. She's the author of nine books on subjects ranging from Mexican food through the food and wines of Alsace and of Switzerland to creative vegetable cookery. The most recent is "Cheese: Slices of Swiss Culture," devoted to the finest Swiss farmhouse cheeses and the talented people who make them. Her articles appear in Decanter, Financial Times Weekend, How To Spend It, Culture and on her website, suestyle.com. She gives sporadic cooking workshops in her Alsace kitchen and leads bespoke vineyard tours in the region.

Tatin of Summer Squash and/or Zucchini, Tomatoes and Anchovies. Credit: Copyright 2016 Sue Style

Zucchini? Or courgettes? Same difference; it just depends where you live. For some unexplained reason, we Brits took the French name for this delicate

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A flower ice bowl filled with summer fruit and elderflower blossoms. Credit: Copyright 2015 Sue Style

  With summer heat at its peak, the idea of hot food is a serious turnoff.  Cool is where it's at. And you can't get

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Apricot Tart with Redcurrants or Alpine Strawberries. Credit: Copyright 2016 Sue Style

Apricots -- the gorgeous, golden fruit that is blushed with pink by the early summer sun -- arrived in Europe from the East, China, perhaps,

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New garlic. Credit: Copyright 2016 Sue Style

[aside] New garlic (not to be confused with green garlic, the kind that looks a bit like scallions or spring onions, with the greenery attached)

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Kohlrabi and other vegetables for a vegetable curry. Credit: Sue Style

"There are better vegetables than kohlrabi," Jane Grigson wrote in her classic "Vegetable Book." "And worse," she added as an afterthought. Faint praise can be

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Torres vineyard at Grans Muralles. Credit: Copyright 2017 Sue Style

Most people have heard about the myriad apple varieties that have fallen from favor over the past couple of hundred years, leaving us with

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Blood oranges. Credit: Copyright 2017 Sue Style

If you’re looking for a good excuse to visit the island of Sicily during the winter months, here’s one: blood oranges. You’ll find these glorious,

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Bottles of Jean-René Germanier Cayas Syrah. Credit: Copyright 2017 Sedrik Nemeth

Swiss Syrah? Who would have thought it? When 15 wine professionals gathered recently for a vertical tasting of the top Syrah cuvée from the

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