And now for what’s really important…

Let’s face it, a big part of the French experience is centred around food. And wine, of course! So here are some pics of the food we ate, the markets we visited and why we love spending part of each year in France.

Firstly the markets…

Chalon-sur-Saone market.

Chalon-sur-Saone market.

Some wine tasting. And buying.

Some wine tasting. And buying.

Brioche

Gâteau á la brioche.

This may be my favourite stall at the market. Rotisserie chicken with the fat dripping onto the potatoes below.

This may be my favourite stall at the market. Rotisserie chicken with the fat dripping onto the potatoes below.

You can't get more French than garlic!

You can’t get more French than garlic!

More delish food from the marché

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Then there’s the food shops…

My personal favourite!

My personal favourite little something! 

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Lovely shop in Pont de Vaux.

Lovely shop in Pont de Vaux.

Local favourite.

Local favourite.

Occasionally we ate out. Lunch is cheaper but just as good as dinner. Here we ate le déjeuner while admiring our lovely boat in the background in Tournus. A highlight for me.

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There are healthy options when you eat out in France.

There are healthy options when you eat out in France.

The night before we finally stepped aboard our boat we indulged in a degustation menu at Le Raisin (The Grape). The food was unbelievably good but once in a while occasion as it was REALLY rich! But so beautiful on the plate.

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Gasp, there's on missing!

Gasp, there’s one missing!

Made a break for freedom but got as far as my tummy.

Made a break for freedom but got as far as my tummy.

So good!

So good!

But that meal was a one off and here’s the kind of food we eat everyday…

 

This is how we love to eat on the boat in France.

This is how we love to eat on the boat in France.

Just yum.

Just yum.

I’m hungry now 😄 Pass me the baguette!

 

About khodges2013

Alan and I divide our time between our apartment in Christchurch, New Zealand, and our 11.5m Dutch Cruiser, Silver Fern, on the canals in France. We started out hiring and eventually bought our boat in 2014. The two summers lifestyle is wonderful and we feel very lucky!
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4 Responses to And now for what’s really important…

  1. Caroline says:

    OMG – that has actually made my mouth water! x

    Like

  2. Lee Gossett says:

    Thank you so much for your wonderful journey throughout France and to top it off with food doesn’t get any better. All the best, Lee Gossett

    Like

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