bon viveur


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bon viveur

A connoisseur of food and wine. Primarily heard in UK. Janine is such a bon viveur that she would never dream of serving her guests boxed wine at her party.
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She introduced viewers to French recipes and gourmet-style dishes although she was also quick to show inexpensive ways of making them and brought out cookbooks with titles like Cooking with Bon Viveur and Modest but Delicious.
"That experience may have explained an aspect of Judge Orme's later life - a reputation as something of a bon viveur and a warm and generous host," Mr Tucker said.
We also love Marcel Lucont, the suave French bon viveur and raconteur who pops up to give us British some sex tips.
MATTY RYAN, the Thurles-based jeweller, bon viveur and racing figure, died in hospital in Clonmel early on Sunday.
But Keith Floyd struck a chord with the public with his charm and his image as a bon viveur, and somehow it seemed exactly right that he would die after a generous lunch with a lady friend, washed down with ample quantities of various wines.
Friends said bon viveur Mr Hesketh died as he had lived - with a glass of wine in one hand and a cigar in the other.
So this morning, Waverley doffs his hat in the direction of Michael Fry, bon viveur, historian, journalist and a Tory with a refreshing sense of the absurd.
He was a notable bon viveur and he had a string of affairs.
MY friend Barry Porter, Tory MP and bon viveur, died last week.
Ann-Janine Murtagh, executive publisher at HarperCollins Children's Books, said: "I feel privileged to have been Michael Bond's publisher - he was a true gentleman, a bon viveur, the most entertaining company and the most enchanting of writers.
? Upper class bon viveur, raconteur and Southerner .
John, Artist, Teacher and Bon Viveur, on November 18th.
A SIDEWAYS GLANCE AT WHAT'S ON PAUL Heaton has always been something of the bon viveur.
A man who ends a night's revelling with a drink at dawn is regarded as a bon viveur, but one who starts the day with a glass at the same time is a sorry case.
It would have said Clement Freud on the dustjacket, but it wasn't until I was a lot older that I gained the fluency with numbers to put two and two together and realise that it was the Clement Freud, broadcaster, journalist, jockey, raconteur, politician, bon viveur and, now, sadly, none of these things as he died last week.