Saturday, 16 January 2016

Fete de la Truffe - Sarlat 2016

It's that time of year again when Sarlat celebrates all things truffle. The annual Truffle fair, organised and in conjunction with the Académie Culinere, is a gastronomic treat which in the words of the academy 'is defended jealously to the point of dedicating the entire weekend to the truffle and foie gras'. That's the translation from the French, you get the picture, this is a serious business.

Suffice to say that this event is one culinary extravaganza - so I'll let the photos do the talking.

I have no idea who this is. I guess he's a very noble fella.

2016 is off to a good start!

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Happy New Year from Les Eyzies!

I made a great start to 2016 taking one of the many walks in and around Les Eyzies. I climbed ever higher above the Vezere valley admiring the jaw dropping views down to the river and the many rock faces whose caves were once dwellings for ancient civilisations thousands of years ago.

Apart from a deep sense of pre-history, the area is one of outstanding natural beauty. Occasionally the path would open out into glades of every shade of green, populated by boxwoods and ferns, the trees covered in lichen and moss - a sure indicator or of good air quality- breathe deep!

I think my 2016 resolution should be to take in more of these walks - Happy New Year!