Food at the heart of a culture, Historic towns, Housesitting, Housesitting in France

Marché – Oui et Non

Not long ago we ventured to the Hesdin marché, [or farmers’ market], and got a little carried away.  Though our first visit was a different experience.  As with most regular local gatherings, we watch to see how the locals do things. 1) Enjoy the market all you want! It’s okay to walk through slowly and… Continue reading Marché – Oui et Non

Food at the heart of a culture

Let me count the ways

Why it's such a pleasure to come back to France? Is it the musical tones of the language, the cheese [heavenly], cafe culture, the pâtisseries [devine], the high-quality meat/fish products, the olives, the wine, the beer,  friendly locals, wonderful housesits, abundant food markets,  the history, the culture, the architecture, the lack of tourists, the countryside walks? Absolutely! Food from the local… Continue reading Let me count the ways