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Lessons from Canada (for French wineries!)

Do you think that French wine makers would be interested in learning anything from Canadian wineries? Sure, as soon as the Donald gives up his Twitter account, and pigs learn to fly. But it’s worth a try, so here’s a … Continue reading

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An oh-so-leisurely Sunday lunch

A leisurely Sunday lunch with good friends, enjoying fine food, is both a treat and a tradition for us here in the Greater Daglan Area. However, I do make a distinction between plain-old leisurely and so-much-time-between-courses-that-you-could-learn-how-to-play-contract-bridge leisurely. Unfortunately, the latter … Continue reading

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Back in action — with a superb tasting menu

Just the day before I was discharged (honourably) from La Roseraie, the clinic where I had been undergoing physiotherapy after back surgery, I received an email from a former colleague in Toronto, raving about her recent trip to Paris. In … Continue reading

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Why not lobster? Why not Champagne?

Christmas time in France puts a spotlight on the wonders of the sea — including of course oysters, which are now found in all kinds of shops and supermarkets in the Greater Daglan Area. And this suits us fine. In … Continue reading

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A pretty perfect meal

Tomorrow is our 24th wedding anniversary (thank you, thank you very much), and so my wife Jan and I decided that we should have a really nice Sunday lunch for a change. (Cue laugh track.) Okay, we nearly always have … Continue reading

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