New garlic thrives around the Mediterranean, and its perfume can be detected on a spring walk through the woods and hillsides of the P.O. Don’t be tempted to eat this wild variety, as it is extremely pungent.
Team Cargols, a Peprignan-based association seeking to promote the delicacy that is snail cuisine, cordially invite you to the first ever Fête del Escargot
Coming from the French word terre for “soil,” the word terroir originally described the special characteristics of a region, or piece of land, which gave different varieties of wine, coffee and tea their individuality. (Soil, climate, position, regional traditions….)
Traditional Calçotadas take place In February and March. Down as many of these tasty onions as your tummy will allow, dipped in sauces and usually served up with BBQ, live music, sardanes……
Have you ever tasted Billi bi, a soup of mussel stock, white wine, and cream?
Superstition? Yes, maybe….but they’re not quite as silly as they seem! As we know, the history of France is jam-packed with intrigue, suspicion, passion, poison, and mysterious death.
A teatime treat baked on rare rainy days by Kate’s husband, Olivier!
Rose Hip SyrupLooking for a Winter tonic? Cindy Guilbert recommends this easy and delicious recipe for rose hip syrup, which contains 20 times more vitamin C than oranges.
The immensely likeable monk at the Ermitage de Domanova, Frère Gérard, welcomes visitors with open arms. Within minutes of biting into our baguette, he not only ambled over to say hello, but joined us for a glass of vin doux. Noisette, his guard-cat (see inset), meowed a greeting from his perch on the first floor window sill.
Asparagus has been around for many hundreds of years, cultivated originally by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, and many ancient herbal textbooks mention it as both, food and medicine