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Normandy Restaurants?

I live in Bayeux and recommend that you avoid Château de Sully and Château d'Audrieu. However I highly recommend Château la Chenevière near Port-en-Bessin and Le Manoir de la Drôme in Balleroy. Have a wonderful trip!

May 24, 2014
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Languedoc, Luberon, Provence and Girona and Calella

I agree with you, John. Marseille is a dynamic, wonderful city! I have been there several times over the years and enjoyed every visit.

Mar 24, 2013
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Eating in the Minervois?

I live about 20 minutes from Caunes and have a few restaurant recommendations for you.
Try Les Meulieres in la Livinière, Restaurant Chabbert in Fauzan, En Bonne Compagnie in Homps, Le Bel Minervois in Olonzac and l'Oustal de Citou in Citou.
Le Restaurant d'Alibert is good. "Correct" as we say in France. I would give it a try and you'll enjoy meeting Frederic, the Maître D.
Have a wonderful trip and hope you enjoy le Minervois!

Sep 30, 2011
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Looking for dried big hominy...

Thank you!

Feb 17, 2011
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Looking for dried big hominy...

I'm coming to New Orleans in a couple of weeks and am looking to buy some bags of dried hominy kernels to make posole. The last few times I was there I looked in various grocery stores and never found any.
Can anyone recommend a store that sells it?

Feb 11, 2011
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Stay-at-Home Mom Arrested for Using Bouillon Cube


Apr 01, 2010
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Canal du Midi between Castelnaudary and Homps/VVaison-la-Romaine

Definitely try Restaurant En Bonne Compagnie in Homps (www.in-good-company.com). Make sure to reserve.
Avoid La Peniche in Homps. Terrible place.

Unfortunately there aren't that many great restaurants along the Canal, so I would advise you do your own cooking and take advantage of take away dishes from local traiteurs and make your own picnics from vegetables, charcuterie and cheese from the markets.
The Saturday morning market in Carcassonne is wonderful and there's a great Tuesday morning market in Olonzac, just a couple of miles from Homps.
Have a wonderful trip!

Mar 28, 2010
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Aveyron, France Chowhounds?

Not in the Aveyron, but have been living just south, in the Minervois region of the Languedoc for the last five years. My husband is from NYC.
Hope you've settled in nicely and that you're enjoying France!


Jan 15, 2008
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Solo San Franciscan in Paris

I've heard that Spring is wonderful. The menu changes every night and the chef, Daniel Rose, has his own blog.
Have a good trip.

Dec 24, 2006
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