lundi 4 juin 2012

Sunday lunch with Eric and Alain in Romans

Being Fêtes des mères (Mothers' Day) in France it was not possible to find a restaurant that still had place for us. Eric, who is a cook extraordinaire, suggested that instead we purchase ingredients at the local market (at the end of our street) and have lunch at home. I eagerly agreed.
'Punk' seen at the markets with flowers for his mother. Love the shoulder bag made from an old record.
We purchased caillette (type of meatball with green vegetables) from the charcutier, baguette from the boulanger, cheese and ravioles du Dauphiné from the fromager, vegetables from the marchand de légumes, cake from the patisserie.

The cheese seller who asked me to photoshop his stomach
Ravioles ready for quick cooking

Sacher torte for Mother's Day 
Returning from the markets
Salade de courgettes aux deux graines, yaourt de brebis (zuchinni salad with seeds and sheep's yoghurt)
Légumes printaniers sautés au wok et pois chiches (sautéed spring vegetables and chick peas) with ravioles
Sacher torte (black forest cake)
It was a sensational lunch with great company.

Some of Eric and Alain's collection of English royalty memorabilia
After lunch we watched the Queen's Diamond Jubilee pageant on the internet. It was soooo British.

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