Category Archives: Travels in and out of France

Not Naples, but pretty darn good

We’re back home in Daglan after several days in Milan, which according to Google Maps is some 770 kilometres from Naples. I mention this because Naples is generally regarded as the home of the “modern” pizza (that is, pizza as … Continue reading

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The new British cooking (watch out, France)

You’ve probably moved beyond the stereotypes of British cooking. You realize that not all British food means over-cooked vegetables and grey meat, or fatty sausages topped with brown sauce. On TV, you’ve probably come across Heston Blumenthal, Jamie Oliver, Tom … Continue reading

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Two classics and a contender

If you’ll remember yesterday’s posting (hey, it was only yesterday), you’ll know that my wife Jan and I had left Daglan last Friday. We were spending a three-day weekend with friends Elisabeth and Gerhard, and not incidentally, missing our village’s … Continue reading

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Day tripping to Toulouse

Whether you’re a regular visitor to the Greater Daglan Area, or a first-timer, I’d recommend a trip to the city of Toulouse, if you can spare the time. It’s about two hours by train from Gourdon, the station that often … Continue reading

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Our (Croatian) shore lunch

Early in my career, for a few years I was in charge of public affairs and communications for a major forest products company in Canada, and spent a fair bit of time in Northwestern Ontario — a vast area of … Continue reading

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You (almost) can’t get there from here

One of the joys of living in the Greater Daglan Area is our remoteness, which means that life here is slower-paced, quieter and relaxed. (Okay, except for the peak tourist season of July and August.) But the remoteness becomes problematic … Continue reading

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Our best meal. Ever. Really.

This posting, which describes what my wife Jan and I agreed at the time was the best meal we’d ever eaten, has been a long time coming. To blame were, in part, technical problems (my camera); in part other commitments (paid … Continue reading

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