Sunday, June 14, 2009

A (very vicarious) trip to France

My daughter is in France for the next five weeks learning about the cuisine of Gascony. She reports six hour lunches, a lot of duck entrees and appetizers, the freshest food she's ever tasted, dinners at 10 p.m., homemade aperitifs, and $6 bottles of excellent wine. She's fallen in love with it all. And I get to enjoy it vicariously via the internet and Skype (a clearer phone connection than I get locally.)

She's staying in this 18th century farmhouse:




Near the town of Nerac:



And enjoying food like this (cured foie gras stuffed duck breast):

9 comments:

Marsha Robinett said...

You have certainly cut expenses on this trip...even though I'm sure you would like to be there. Sounds like your daughter is having a once in a lifetime learning experience.

Great pictures. These will be wonderful references for your paintings...I'm jealous. Thanks for sharing.

A Brush with Color said...

Oh, MAN! I'm so jealous! What gorgeous shots--thanks for taking me vicariously, too! Good for her. I was in France some years ago, and this brings it all back. Isn't skype a marvelous thing?

Sandy said...

Could she use some help with - sweeping, or doing her laundry or - - whatever!! I will Pay her!

laura said...

What beautiful photos--it certainly makes one feel depressed about living in NJ!

Mama said...

What a truly wonderful experience for your daughter, your photos and paintings are so pretty, Kathy.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Envy is the word that comes to my mind ... wish I was there.

You have some wonderful photo's here.

Sherry said...

Oh wow oh wow! These photos are just to die for! I hope to hear more about her trip.

lila said...

What fun!
thanks for posting the photos!

africantapestry said...

So nice to see photots about her trip...it looks gorgeous where she is! Are you sure she is coming back home?
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