Monthly Archives: September 2011

September song

If you’ve never been to the Greater Daglan Area, and are wondering when to visit, the answer is simple: September. As this month draws to a close, it’s been reminding us day after day why this is the best time … Continue reading

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Dish du jour — 2011/09/29

An attractive presentation, with a bit of inventiveness, can make a huge difference in how a dish is enjoyed. A good example is the lamb I was served yesterday at La Petite Tonnelle, a favourite restaurant of ours in Beynac. … Continue reading

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Cooking with Chef Fabrice — Part 2

Yesterday I introduced you to the one-day culinary course that we — wife Jan, daughter Anne, son Michael, his partner Vanessa, and I — took with Chef Fabrice Lemonnier, right here in Daglan. We had an ambitious lunch menu, and … Continue reading

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Cooking with Chef Fabrice — Part 1

It all started with an emailed suggestion from daughter Anne — during her visit, with son Michael and his partner Vanessa, how about if we all took a cooking course taught by a real French chef? Seemed like a great … Continue reading

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Views from a castle — Part 2

Yesterday’s post closed with a photograph of Château de Beynac, as seen from the heights of its opposing neighbour, Château Castelnaud. As a refresher, here’s that view of Beynac again: The Château de Beynac is arguably the most imposing castle … Continue reading

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Views from a castle — Part 1

Château Castelnaud is one of the five castles in the Valley of the Five Châteaux — one of outstanding features of the Greater Daglan Area. In previous postings, I’ve shown views of Castelnaud from below, at the level of the … Continue reading

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Tea with a view

Autumn is fast descending on us. The air is a bit more crisp, mornings are cool, there are more yellow leaves on the trees, and the walnuts are opening up. But before we leave summer completely, let’s go back a … Continue reading

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