Tag Archives: black truffles

Truffle heaven

The Greater Daglan Area, or GDA, is known for producing excellent black truffles. And the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Gindreau is known for producing excellent dishes with them. And so it was that on this past Thursday — when my wife … Continue reading

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Making butter better

Avid readers — and particularly those with long memories and a food obsession — may remember my posting about our Christmas Day lunch at the wonderful restaurant Le Gindreau, in Saint-Médard, about an hour south of Daglan. The post was … Continue reading

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Beaucoup de Bocuse — Part I

For my birthday trip a year ago, my wife Jan and I chose the exotic — a vacation in Marrakech. This February, we went for the gastronomic — travelling by train from our village of Daglan to France’s culinary capital, Lyon. In case … Continue reading

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Local treats

Before we get too far along into 2016 — and a very Happy New Year to all our readers, by the way — I’m going to write a couple of posts on some of the holiday feasting we enjoyed as 2015 came to … Continue reading

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Experiencing “le pont” in full swing

For some reason, I’d never fully experienced the French tradition of “making the bridge,” or faire le pont. I knew what it was, of course, but somehow had never really felt its full effect. Until today, that is. When the … Continue reading

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An afternoon with our own French chef

Have you ever had a French chef prepare a meal for you in your own home, or perhaps in a home you were renting while on vacation? No? Well, you’re missing something. In the past, I’ve written about Chef Fabrice … Continue reading

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