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Christmas Eve: On the plate, in the glass

As darkness descends on an already dim Daglan (how’s that for mood?), I’ll share a few thoughts on what went on our plates and in our glasses this Christmas Eve. And how it all came to pass. The morning trip: … Continue reading

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Two hits and a miss: Lunch at LPP

It was a bit overcast on Thursday as the three of us walked up from our house to Le Petit Paris, the restaurant on the edge of Daglan’s main square. My wife Jan and I have eaten at LPP many … Continue reading

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Hearty fare in fair Toulouse

My wife Jan and I knew that we were in for a tiring morning yesterday (Tuesday), but we were buoyed by the fact that we could look forward to relaxing over a very long lunch. And that’s exactly what we … 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 trip to wine country — for seafood

Yesterday’s journey shaped up quickly. My wife Jan started it by noting that we had no plans for Sunday, and suggesting that we should go for a long drive. Okay, but where? How about St. Émilion, one of France’s most … Continue reading

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Back to Les Glycines for more taste treats

It’s always a bit nervous-making when you recommend something strongly to friends — whether it’s a movie, a book, a restaurant, whatever. You wind up hoping like heck that you didn’t oversell, and that they’ll enjoy it as much as … Continue reading

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Notes for foodies — 22/07/2013

Today’s post is a collection of comments and photographs involving food, because — well, foodies don’t really need an explanation. Four fine dishes. For quite a few days now, my wife Jan and I have been eating out, especially at … Continue reading

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Our Great Escape, and great discovery

Yesterday we decided on a Great Escape. The reason? A scheduled power outage, which was to last from 8:30 in the morning until 1 in the afternoon, for improvements to the area’s electrical grid (technically, it’s the Greater Daglan Grid … Continue reading

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Dish du jour — 24/05/2013

It’s been more than a month since I reviewed a meal at Daglan’s own Le Petit Paris, so it’s time for another look. In this posting, I’m going to display a total of four dishes, but I’m showing them in … Continue reading

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Before and after: From apéros to cycling

Apéros, which is a shortened version of apéritifs, is probably best translated as “cocktails and appetizers” or “drinkies.” An invitation to apéros is a French tradition that we quite like, and my wife and I often indulge — either as … Continue reading

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