Lying just off the coast in Poitou-Charentes is Ile Madame, a small island packed with history, charm, and… oysters!
I don’t know much about Cognac, but I know I like it. So I was thrilled to visit organic Cognac producer, Brard-Blanchard, during our recent visit to Poitou-Charentes, France.
We’ve been on the road, on our European Motorhome Adventure, for a month and a half now. We’ve travelled through 24 departments in France and spoken to dozens of fascinating people – chefs, farmers, hoteliers, naturalists, wine-makers, artisans, tour-guides, and more. No matter where the conversation begins, we always arrive back at the same themes: Balance, Choices, and Sustainability.
We spent a day discovering the 4 AOP cheeses of Normandy, including the world-renowned Camembert.
Our contributor, Adi, visits the annual Slow Food fair, Markt des Guten Geschmacks, in Stuttgart, Germany. Warning – don’t read this post on an empty stomach!
From wine tastings in amazing settings to unusual wine production methods, the Rhone Valley of France has unique wine tasting experiences waiting to be discovered.
If a delicious meal of local, artisanal products, in a beautiful setting, with 70 new friends sounds like a good idea, make friends with Vrienden van de Smaak in Belgium.
Belgium is best known for beer, but Belgians are also producing some fabulous spirits. The new distiller, Belgin, produces two gins and two liqueurs and we recently gave them a taste.
A new pasta making workshop in Brussels, Belgium, Mains à la Pâte will not only get your ‘hands in the dough’ but will teach you Italian culture as well.