Category Archives: Life in southwest France

Double your truffle

I’m not sure that Daglan will become known as the Truffle Capital of the World, but our village is definitely taking the tubers seriously. This past summer, it opened a weekly market for summer truffles (see “Our new truffle market … Continue reading

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Today’s fabulous feast (boo hoo!)

“Well, I guess this is the beginning of winter,” said my wife Jan as we drove home this afternoon, “now that Sawadee is closed for the season.” Yes, sad as it is to report, the Thai restaurant in Cénac  today … Continue reading

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100 years on — Daglan remembers

Yesterday was Armistice Day, and ceremonies were held around the world to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Based on news coverage, I know that many were grand and impressive and memorable. But our village … Continue reading

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Back to a former school house (for lunch)

My wife Jan and I had eaten many times at La Récréation in the past, but hadn’t visited there in a few years. However, we made up for the omission a few weeks ago, when we headed south to Les … Continue reading

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My vote for Best Tourist Attraction

We are now well into autumn in the Greater Daglan Area — days are cooler;  shops, campgrounds and restaurants are closing for the season; traffic is lighter; and tourists are increasingly rare. Tree leaves have turned from green to golden … Continue reading

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From beauty spot to barren plot

Several weeks ago, a pretty fierce storm blew through the Greater Daglan Area, knocking down several trees. (Walnut trees seem to be the most frequent victims of high winds here, as their root systems are surprisingly shallow.) Unfortunately, some of … Continue reading

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A chef who keeps on growing

Ever since he gave us a cooking lesson in 2011, Fabrice Lemonnier (Fabrice le Chef) has been reinventing himself. Following experience in pub-restaurants in England and Malta, he moved to Daglan and began growing, and growing, his business. Initially he … Continue reading

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