Monthly Archives: July 2013

Now in the centre ring: Un chien truffier

At the end of yesterday’s posting, about Sunday’s Promenade en Gastronomie in Daglan, I promised to show how a dog can be used to sniff out the truffles that the Périgord Noir is known for. I’ve written about this before, … Continue reading

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Tips for new readers, and a tour of our super-sized market

Radio Free Daglan continues to attract followers, either by personal recommendation or through Internet searches, so today I’ll start with just a few pointers for new readers. Then I’ll provide a quick look at Sunday’s Promenade en Gastronomie, when Daglan’s … Continue reading

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O Christmas bush, O Christmas bush

I certainly know when the seasons change in the Greater Daglan Area, but I’m not always quick to react appropriately. I think my problem is simple momentum — I get into  a certain pattern of behaviour, and then don’t automatically … Continue reading

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Steamed, broiled or fried?

Steamed, broiled or fried seem to be the three options facing those of us who live in the Greater Daglan Area and who are trying to cope with an ongoing, overly long heat wave. Let me give you an idea … Continue reading

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Pressure tactics!

Unlike many guys who just love power tools (and you know who you are), I am not attracted to them for three reasons: (1) they cost money; (2) they take up space; and most disturbingly, (3) they usually require some … Continue reading

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Dorade Royale, Spanish-style

We’ve often eaten at the Basque restaurant Le Tournepique, located at the foot of the bridge at Castelnaud, about 10 kilometres from Daglan — to the point that we’ve become creatures of habit. My wife Jan orders the mussels with … Continue reading

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Notes for foodies — 22/07/2013

Today’s post is a collection of comments and photographs involving food, because — well, foodies don’t really need an explanation. Four fine dishes. For quite a few days now, my wife Jan and I have been eating out, especially at … Continue reading

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A Good Night

Remember “A Good Year”? If you love the south of France, chances are excellent that you’ve seen the romantic-comedy, most of which takes place in Provence. Last night, my wife Jan and I enjoyed an event in a small village … Continue reading

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The hole in the wall gang

Something there is that doesn’t love a hole in a wall*. Especially a stone wall. Especially one that’s 65 centimetres, or two feet plus one and a half inches, thick. How do I know this? Because we are having our … Continue reading

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A short stroll up a favourite Paris street

Over the years as we visited Paris, my wife Jan and I developed a special affinity for the 7th arrondissement — the district below the Seine and to the west of the busier 5th and 6th. The 7th is home … Continue reading

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