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Simply superb in Bergerac

Superb isn’t a word I use all that often. But yesterday at lunch, I wrote “superb” on my little pad of paper as I made notes about our lunch at La Table du Marché in old Bergerac, about an hour … 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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Sumptuous summer soup sipping

I ended my May 29th posting, “Sure signs of summer,” by noting that my wife Jan had bought a few kilos of tomatoes at the Cénac market and was about to make a cold soup for that night’s dinner. In … Continue reading

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A new breakfast treat

It was a great tradition. For several years before we moved to France from Toronto, we got together with friends for a champagne breakfast on a Sunday in July, while glued to a large-screen TV. Why? Because we were celebrating … Continue reading

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