Greetings from Périgueux, France, where I've been working for the past week as a French teacher and assistant for a summer opera program. The work has been intense. Too intense. And, to be honest, I'm more than a bit grumpy about the situation. Today was the first time I had enough time to take longer than a half-hour break in the day to explore the town. I took advantage of the rare chunk of free time to check out the medieval city where there is a gorgeous Saturday market full of delicious regional specialties. The Périgord region is known for truffles, duck, goose, foie gras, and all kind of other potted meats, as well as Bergerac wine (not my favorite, I must admit). But I can't complain about the wine in a city where you can get a platter with foie gras toast, rillette toast, jambon de pays, and salad, along with a decent glass of local wine, for only 14 Euros total!
I'm too busy and exhausted to write more but I do have some photos from my wanderings this afternoon that I'd like to share.
Enjoy and look forward to a post about potted meats.