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Awaken to Uzes Markets!

Posted in French Affair, South of France with tags , , , , , on April 15, 2015 by Therese Waddell

Bonjour my friends,

We are smack bang in the middle of Uzes and it’s a Saturday under a glorious South of France sun. If we had been here in this very same spot at the Place aux Herbes last January, we would have been among a buzzing throng of truffle loving fans arriving to witness the deluge of soil dropped from on high and jammed with a thousand truffles to be snorted out by local pigs and then cooked up into a massive communal omelette.

As a natural foodie, I’ll admit that it would have been an exquisite adventure into gastronomy. Curiosity set aside though for today we are very content surrounded by the vibrant warm colours of local artisans- ceramists, sculptors and painters and we listen to the wise whisperings of ham preservers and nougat makers, bee keepers and Monastery winemakers. We smell roasting chickens as they swirl in synchronised precision over hot coals and the aroma of paella and fresh, warm nuts cut through the morning light.

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Well, we missed the truffle weekend but  I can do without the truffles today.

Make sure you visit Uzes markets when you’re in the south of France. Put it on your list for either Wednesday or Saturday. It’s a great place to be when you’re not truffle hunting!

Best wishes, Therese

Copyright@2015Therese Waddell

Awaken to Saint Remy Market Day, Provence

Posted in Food and Recipes, French Travel, South East France with tags , , , , on December 4, 2013 by Therese Waddell

Bonjour my friends,

The market day in Saint Remy de Provence needs little introduction. My french awakening to Saint Remy is celebrated with photos for you- filled with touchy, tasty and aromatic goodness. Just imagine another sunny day in Provence, music in the air and the aromas of fresh bountiful produce right in front of you.

Do you think you can suffer a day at Saint Remy?

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Au Revoir and Best Wishes,

Therese Waddell

copyright@2013 Therese waddell