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Cassoulet in Toulouse, France

I have to admit, since the last post on Okinawa soba, I haven’t been particularly impressed by any particular dish or meal in Europe– mostly because we’ve been eating on the cheap, and that means cooking in the hostel or doner kebab. 495 more words


Food, Glorious Food

Regular readers of my blog will know that my passion for travel is fuelled by my other passions. Tasting the local food and exploring cities, villages & countryside on foot. 406 more words

European Nomad

La Comtesse du Barry

Happy New Year everyone!!

During my week off in Paris, I spent a lot of time hanging around my father’s place, reading and relaxing. One day for lunch, we tried these new prepared meals that he had bought from the store La Comtesse du Barry. 145 more words

Instant Gratification

Confit de Canard (Duck Confit)

Let me be clear from the start – French food freaks me out.

Alarmingly sophisticated, I have always been wary of making it at home and, on the face of it at least, with good reason. 745 more words


Roast duckling and other tidbits

On this past weekend, Canadian friends were celebrating Grey Cup Sunday. You may have missed it — you know, the annual Canadian Football League championship game. 591 more words

Life In Southwest France


While waiting for my grand daughter attending her friend’s birthday party at the plaza, I stood and read in the book shop for about two hours.  92 more words


A dash of 1920s Paris

A Dutch friend who’s almost Parisian – she spent years living there and speaks French like a native – told me I just had to visit the rue Mouffetard in the 5th (Left Bank) … 291 more words

When In Paris