Gourmet Walking tourApril 12, 2017 in France
As a change from walking tours of buildings and history, today I chose one that would take me to see and taste some wonderful food from the local area. I had my first Spanish born guide, and after fitting us with earpieces for the commentary, she took us on a gastronomical journey! A selection of the photos that tell their own story are below. We got a few tastes along the way and learned the history and customs associated with many of the local foods. Because it is Easter we saw the fancy trays of chocolate made into castles, cars and even Disney scenes that grandparents buy for their grandchildren.
Another interesting place we went was to a market that had originally been a Monastery but it had been repurposed and had a modern colourful roof installed. The market had distinct areas that kept fish separate from meat and cheese. I saw my first vegetable display that I've seen since I left London! Other than the occasional salad on a menu, it is hard to buy green vegetables here in the cities.Read more