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A last Thai fling (for 2017)

I have written quite often  about Sawadee, the Thai restaurant in Cénac, a village about 10 kilometres from Daglan — most recently on November 6. But I can’t help myself, and here I go again. The occasion was the last … Continue reading

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Our last Thai meal — for the year, that is

This is becoming an annual event — my wife Jan and I enjoy a delicious meal in early December at Sawadee, the Thai restaurant in nearby Cénac, and then I write a blog posting about the last such meal of … Continue reading

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The World’s Best Restaurant — the mains

This continues a mini-series of postings on our recent trip from our French village of Daglan,  for a vacation in Barcelona and the Costa Brava area of northeast Spain. My last posting showcased the parade of amuse-bouches and soups that … Continue reading

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Paella pointers, and other tidbits

Why does Nigella Lawson insist on pronouncing paella with an “l” sound? I don’t know. But I do know that (a) the dish should be pronounced in the Spanish manner, something like pie-AY-uh,  and (b) that it is one of … Continue reading

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Amazed, surprised and delighted — once again

We have eaten at the Michelin-starred Le Grand Bleu in Sarlat so many times that it may seem surprising that we can still be amazed, surprised and delighted by Chef Maxime Lebrun’s creations. But we are, and never more so … Continue reading

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Mixed results at a new Asian restaurant

Even the most ardent lover of traditional food here in the Périgord can grow weary of cuisse de canard and magret de canard and manchons de canard. So a new Asian restaurant — like a Vietnamese restaurant that recently opened … Continue reading

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Christmas feasting follow-up

Some days before Christmas, my wife Jan and I were discussing our feasting plans for the holidays. “How about something different?” she asked. “Well, I think we’re always eating things that are somewhat different, from confit de canard to Indian … Continue reading

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