Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Guide to markets in Poitou Charentes

Markets play such a huge part in life over here that it's worth looking at this handy guide to where & when you will find them in Poitou Charentes.

We were in Cognac last Saturday and strolling through the market place with friends they were astonished at the diversity of stalls....and then even more surprised when they found a "British" stall selling a range of stock including some incredibly expensive walnut whips (which we bought because we hadn't eaten them for 10 years or so - they're a lot smaller than I remember!).

I guess having a British stand over here is just the same as seeing a specialist French, Italian or Chinese deli in London but it does seem strange.

Now, if only they'd bring back bovril crisps and refreshers!

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