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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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Easter dining — in a bistro

An argument can be made that one shouldn’t bother driving nearly an hour to eat Easter lunch in a bistro, when the identical drive will take you to a Michelin-starred restaurant that’s literally across the street from the bistro. Makes … Continue reading

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Our (too) quiet Sunday market

By this point in the year, it seems to us, the Greater Daglan Area should be a bit livelier — with more tourists wandering around, shopping, sightseeing, dining out, and of course clogging the roads. But probably because of Europe’s … Continue reading

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Champagne Day, with all the trimmings

Champagne is almost an essential for my wife and me on those “special” days — Christmas, New Year’s Eve, birthdays, and so on. And it’s hard to imagine a day more special than the 25th anniversary of our marriage, which … Continue reading

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Buy the sea, buy the sea, buy the beautiful sea…

First of all — yes, thank you, I do know that the actual song is “by the sea.” With today’s title I’m just making the point again that in the Greater Daglan Area, one does not need to live by … Continue reading

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First of the season: White asparagus

One of our purchases at yesterday’s market in St. Cyprien was a bunch of white asparagus, as this delicacy made one of its début appearances of the season at several vegetable stalls (and one stall that was selling nothing but … Continue reading

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