Saturday, July 12, 2008

Let the Games Begin

I've posted so little lately that I may just have last year's France visit on the same page as this year's visit. Yep, you read right. It's that time of year again--a month in France ( and other participating countries).

I anticipate the month with nostalgic and gastronomical excitement. Old friends like my beloved chèvre cheese, brut de pom (apple pop) rilettes de canard and French yogurt have already zipped through the shopping scanner as well as some new hopes like raspberry juice with violet aroma. They are still sitting placidly in the fridge ready to seduce my tastebuds.

One unexpected surprise so far was the champagne we drank on our arrival back to the homebase. I'm not always so keen on champagne alone, preferring the addition of crème de cassis. but this one had such a haunting grape tone that it was far more interesting to my palate.

We hope to travel a bit to the east and a bit further north so my future may hold such delights and curiosities as waffles and coq au Riesling on Spätzle. I know Ze Frog wants to ask about another more local specialty--pig's feet. I'm not sure about it but I'll try at least if offered the chance. Life is too short to be weird about food.


Michelle said...

I enjoyed your pics and writing. So cool that you are going to France. My daughter is a college student majoring in French. Here in Oklahoma, that's like a submarine with a screen door. What's the point? And many people question her about it. But she doesn't care. And I am happy for her. Also, if all goes well, hopefully, I will be going to France next year. I can't wait to hear about those Waffles. Only recently did I discover that French people enjoyed waffles. Yum!

Christine said...

Please post to us from France. Please! I loved following your journey last year and get vicarious culinary thrills from seeing the food you and Ze Frog consume. Bon Voyage!

Nerissa said...

M: Having a second language opens so many doors. I'm glad to know that she doesn't mind the questioning.
That's very cool that you could go to France. I'm excited for you. Lots of wonderful things to see and try. As for the waffles, it's hardly surprising as they live next door to the kings of waffles: the Belgians.

C: Actually I did those posts from France already but I'm in a bit of a quandry right now as I forgot my download cord for the pictures. *sigh* Aaaaalways something with me.

Michelle said...

I can't wait to hear about your adventures (pictures or no). I'm totally intrigued about this raspberry juice tell!