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Dinner at a Parisian classic

La Coupole isn’t exactly ancient — it’s not even 100 yet — but it’s certainly a Parisian classic. And just recently my wife Jan and I enjoyed dinner at this famous Montparnasse brasserie. The occasion was the start of our … Continue reading

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Our quiet (and lovely) retreat

Daglan’s annual Fête de la Saint-Louis took place this past weekend. And that explains why my wife Jan and I escaped the village — well, the loud, late-night music from the nearby bumper car ride — for three nights. Our … Continue reading

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Kiwi magic in a lovely French village

We had been hoping that this past Sunday would be another beautiful summer’s day, because we knew that the restaurant we would be trying for the first time has lots of outdoor seating. Instead, we woke up to a cool … Continue reading

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Food galore (and a bit of fun)

Our guilty pleasure during today’s Salon de la Gastronomie had nothing to do with the food and goodies on offer. It was all about seeing drivers getting stuck in our little street, and then watching them try to solve their … Continue reading

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Our annual Sunday super-market

Sundays are when Daglan’s open-air markets take place, right in the heart of the village. The markets are pretty meagre in winter, with just a couple of stalls, but they are downright bustling in summer — with vendors offering everything … Continue reading

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Dish (and fish) of the day

The rascasse is certainly not very well known, I’ve learned, at least among English-speaking friends and particularly among those who don’t live in France. But it’s one of my favourite fish. (To eat, that is; not as a pet.) Through … Continue reading

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Four dishes and a soup bowl

I don’t really believe that we eat with our eyes — for one thing, think of the mess it would make for people who wear contact lenses. But I do know that the appearance of a plate of food has … Continue reading

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