Category Archives: French food

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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Where to lunch on a birthday (in Paris)

When last we met (on Monday, March 5, in my posting “I love Paris in the winter…”), I concluded some comments on lunch at Bofinger by writing: “This may not be fine dining, but it’s certainly dining well. We’ll save … Continue reading

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I love Paris in the winter…

In his famous song, Cole Porter  writes: “I love Paris in the winter, when it drizzles.” Well, it wasn’t drizzling a couple of weekends ago (Feb. 23-26), when my wife Jan and I were in that wonderful city: it was … Continue reading

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Back to LPP (and let the blogging begin!)

Today we return to blogging, after a lengthy winter break. And today, at lunch, my wife Jan and I returned to Le Petit Paris. At lunch, we realized that this coming September will mark a 20-year history with Le Petit … Continue reading

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