Tag Archives: gravlax

A Christmas feast in France

Seven people. Seven courses. Seven and a half hours. That’s a quick summary of the Christmas Day lunch we enjoyed in a large and beautiful stone-walled home that friends are restoring, upgrading and updating on a hillside in the hamlet … Continue reading

Posted in French food, Kayaking, Life in southwest France, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Party like it’s 2013!

Start your engines. Our New Year’s Eve festivities begin when friends Mark and Suzanne drive down the hill to our home, leaving their car in Daglan’s main square. They help out as my wife Jan and I load up my … Continue reading

Posted in French food, Holidays in France, Life in southwest France, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A review of Christmas treats

We have now glided through most of Boxing Day (translation for American readers: the day after Christmas), and so it’s time to review some of the treats we’ve enjoyed (so far) over the holidays, including the reasons why. Heavenly dessert. … Continue reading

Posted in French food, Holidays in France, Life in southwest France, Markets in France, Restaurants in France, Restaurants in the Dordogne, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments