Monthly Archives: April 2012

Notes on the health system — 2

This is my second posting in a row with some observations on the French health care system. This time, my topic is a national program designed to screen for a type of cancer that can often be defeated if it’s … Continue reading

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Notes on the health system — 1

I’ll confess right away that I’m not particularly knowledgeable about health systems, whether in North America or in Europe. I’ve had personal experience with the health systems of the U.S., Canada and now France, and that’s about it. Never studied … Continue reading

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Inside a cooking class with Your Own French Chef — The plating

Yesterday we took an inside look at the preparation that’s involved in a personalized cooking class with Fabrice Lemonnier — whose Daglan-based business is Your Own French Chef — and reviewed some of the lessons we learned.  The students? My … Continue reading

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Inside a cooking class with Your Own French Chef — The prep

Whether you’re fortunate enough to live in the Greater Daglan Area already, or are planning a vacation here, you might want to consider taking a cooking (English translation: cookery) class. Or maybe you’d simply like a professional chef to create … Continue reading

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Two seafood dishes, and a challenge

Okay, class, let’s see if you’ve been paying attention to Radio Free Daglan’s food coverage. Today we’re featuring two dishes built primarily around seafood, served for lunch in two quite different locations (although both firmly in the Greater Daglan Area). … Continue reading

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Tidbits from the GDA — April 2012

The team at Radio Free Daglan has been taking a well-deserved break (from blogging) after a well-deserved period of fun (hosting guests). But it is time to stop all the relaxation and get back to some serious blogging. Here are … Continue reading

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Operation: Oleander Watch, the last chapter

In my Radio Free Daglan posting of April 1, I happily announced that the wisteria vines in front of our house were coming to life, springing leaves all over the place. At the same time, I put another of our … Continue reading

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