Friday, August 10, 2012

Market Day In Ambert, Auvergne

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As you may have gathered, food becomes very important during our stays in the Auvergne.  Perhaps it is the fact that our house is deep in the countryside and that we have to drive a bit to get to the nearest store, or because, as you can see, the selection is so overwhelming.  Just take a look at the cheese.  can you blame us for planning our menu first thing after we get up in the morning?
Shopping at the weekly market in Ambert, a pretty little town about half an hour away from our village, is always a pleasure.  It's every Thursday morning, come rain or shine.
What can I say?  The French know how to live....

On market days, (and on most other days as well), we build a wood fire at night and feast.
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Clafoutis? ;) Looks delicious!

Katia said...

Absolutely. Made with plums instead of cherries or blueberries. It was wonderful.

Anonymous said...

The quality of life there looks fabulous in every way. And your coverage of it is very evocative - to all the senses...

Katia said...

Yes, the standard and quality of life is amazing here in France. Of course there are problems here and taxes are high, but the French seem to manage quite nicely.