A visit to the market in the Loire Valley

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We’re back in the Loire Valley for a couple of weeks, enjoying the country air, but not the weather, as it’s currently quite grey and flooded everywhere.

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On Sunday, we visited one of our local markets in Chinon to stock up for the week. These white asparagus were a third of the price of those in Paris — the season started late, so lucky for us, we’re still able to enjoy them.

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Everything is delicious and altogether too tempting… the Sainte Maure de Touraine (the long cylindrical cheese) is a local specialty…

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I had my eye on a rotisserie canette (duck) for lunch….

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But we ended up leaving with a few slices of this incredible Jambon à l’Os

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Country eggs are a personal favourite… these come from a poulette (a young hen)! They’re so fresh!

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With grey skies all around, flowers are a real pick-me-up!

Tomorrow I’ll share my mother-in-law’s recipe for a delicious and classically French accompaniment to white asparagus…. stay tuned!

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