Monthly Archives: March 2013

Our reluctant spring

As I write this, it’s raining. Again. Still, I can see lots of blue sky through the skylight window above me. And that pretty much sums up this early spring in the Greater Daglan Area — sort of an on-again, … Continue reading

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Fabrice le Chef: Open for business

A couple of days ago I showed you how much work and sheer muscle-power was needed to renovate and open a food shop in Daglan (“Fabrice le Chef: Behind the scenes of a start-up,” March 27). Today was the shop’s … Continue reading

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Fabrice le Chef: Behind the scenes of a start-up

I’ve written about Chef Fabrice Lemonnier several times in Radio Free Daglan, taking you inside his personalized cooking classes and sharing the experience of having him prepare a complete meal for us and a group of friends. Now I’m happy … Continue reading

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Drums, costumed kids, a burning figure — Daglan has it all!

We now flash back a month or so, when key staff members of Radio Free Daglan (okay, my wife and I) were madly getting ready for a vacation to the west coast of Florida, which resulted in a long gap … Continue reading

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Progress report on that “shut down” French village

Most of today was pretty miserable — cold and grey, although without any of the snow that’s been blanketing northern France. By the late afternoon, however, the sun was out, everything was looking better, and it was time for us … Continue reading

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Back to right-sized servings

I really enjoy a lot of the American food classics, from barbecued ribs, thick steaks and fried chicken to cole slaw, potato salad and fresh shrimp. On our recent extended trip to Florida’s Anna Maria Island, we had them all, … Continue reading

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Back in the GDA, again!

Yes, there’s been a long period of silence here at Radio Free Daglan, with my last entry (“Shutting down a French village”) posted way back on January 20.  One loyal reader in England even sent an email to ask: “Has … Continue reading

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