Monthly Archives: May 2018

Dish du jour — 20-05-2018

Today is our 30th wedding anniversary, obviously a day to celebrate. However, it is a Monday and also un jour ferié in France, or public holiday. So the chances of having a fine-dining meal today would be zilch. Always thinking ahead, … Continue reading

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Where fresh comes first

One of the surprising (and disappointing) facts of life for food lovers in the Greater Daglan Area is the occasional short supply of fresh fruits,  herbs, and vegetables in our supermarkets. Certainly there are times when stores and local markets … Continue reading

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A lovely market-day lunch

Monpazier is a charming bastide* town about 45 minutes from Daglan, and it’s well worth a visit. For one thing, it’s rated “one of the most beautiful villages in France.” For another, if you go on a Thursday, you could … Continue reading

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Asparagus — two ways, two days

Good chefs love to work with fresh ingredients — like the green and white asparagus stalks that begin showing up here in France each spring. So it’s not surprising that we were served asparagus dishes as our entrées at two … Continue reading

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Catching up with Tuesday (V-E Day)

This past Tuesday was the 8th of May, celebrated in France as the Fête de la Victoire, which is the anniversary of the end of World War II, at least in Europe. Because my wife Jan and I have been … Continue reading

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The Anglophones do it again!

It’s not quite an annual tradition, but the Sunday lunch planned and prepared and served by the Anglophones of Daglan for members of the Club de l’Amitié (Friendship Club) is not just a success, but an event clearly welcomed and … Continue reading

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The Anglo lunch: Take 2

The Anglos of Daglan — those of us whose first language is English, whether we were born in England, Scotland, Ireland, or the United States — are now in high gear. Planning meetings have been held, recipes have been checked, … Continue reading

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