In anticipation of the French presidential elections on April 23 and May 7, 2017, I browse one of my old notebooks seeking comments on the previous electoral duel. Not so difficult, the presidency in France is valid for five years, sometimes to the disappointment of many.
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Cyriel Buysse vs. Peter Mayle
Whenever we are in the Luberon region in Provence, we visit one of our favorite perched villages: Ménerbes. I know what you’re thinking: “Peter Mayle fans!” Not really. After living here for eight years, I was rather disappointed when I read One good Year.
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We went for the tomatoes.
My wife sorts everything by color. It gives her life balance and structure, she says. I’m the total opposite and if I would need to sort things, it would rather be by form or size. Continue reading “Vegetables and a Trabant in Velleron”
Beaumes de Venise is classified as a ‘place of remarkable taste.’ Indeed, the wines are excellent, and the kitchens are of good reputation. The region produces two distinctively different wines of which you’ve certainly heard: the famous Muscat du Beaume de Venise (sweet fortified wine) and a red Côtes du Rhône Village. As a patent of nobility, the restaurant walls are covered with labels and certificates. Continue reading “Beaumes de Venise”