Tag Archives: strawberries

Where fresh comes first

One of the surprising (and disappointing) facts of life for food lovers in the Greater Daglan Area is the occasional short supply of fresh fruits,  herbs, and vegetables in our supermarkets. Certainly there are times when stores and local markets … Continue reading

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A lovely market-day lunch

Monpazier is a charming bastide* town about 45 minutes from Daglan, and it’s well worth a visit. For one thing, it’s rated “one of the most beautiful villages in France.” For another, if you go on a Thursday, you could … Continue reading

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A four-hour lunch (with sticker shock)

When friends Keith and Kathy (K-2) were contemplating their recent trip here,  to see some of the Tour de France in person, we first did some long-distance planning. Among our decisions was that at least one Michelin-starred lunch was in … Continue reading

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What a deal — and “bistronomic” to boot

Suppose you were planning a trip to the Greater Daglan Area of southwest France, thought it might be interesting to see why Michelin-starred restaurants are so fussed over, but were concerned about pushing your budget into the stratosphere. I think … Continue reading

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Another seasonal first

Each March, it seems, we are delighted to find the first strawberries of the season showing up in stores and markets. And so it was yesterday, when we stopped at the (wonderful) Grand Frais food store in Bergerac. There they were … Continue reading

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As “French country” as they come

It’s sometimes amazing how much food you can get for so little money in a French restaurant — provided it’s a restaurant that’s out in the country, serving set meals (such as a menu ouvrier, or worker’s menu). A case in … Continue reading

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A not-so-hidden gem

This posting is about a gem of a place that seems to have been hidden in plain sight. And we owe it to friends Elisabeth and Gerhard for convincing us to try Le Bistrot d’Epicure — a restaurant that my wife Jan and I had driven past … Continue reading

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