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Women’s World Cup 2019 Match Schedule

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 kicks off on Friday June 7th with host team France facing South Korea. Café Presse will be showing every match* including every France and every USA match Live, including USA v Chile Sunday 6/16 … Continue reading

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La Legende, Sauveterre de Béarn, France

Combine a wine shop, a cafe, a natural wine bar, a hangout for locals that’s open from 10am to midnight and a restaurant where everything is made from scratch using ingredients gathered within 100 miles and what do you get? … Continue reading

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Pigeon cooked two ways, roasted breast and legs simmered with red wine

A pigeon purchased from a butcher in les Halles de Pau was the inspiration for this spring meal. This bird caught my eye because of its robust size (the butcher described it as assez pour deux, basically meaning it is … Continue reading

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Les Passionnés, Toulouse France

Les Passionés bills itself as a cave a manger, which functionally, means a wine shop where you can also get something to each beyond the charcuterie and cheese you find in a bar a vin. The description written on the … Continue reading

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Mauleon-Licharre, Soule, French Basque Countries, April 2019

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Fromagerie Écologique Agour Irati

In April 2019, I had the opportunity to visit the Fromagerie Ecologique Agour Irati located high up foothills of the Basque Pyrenees. A quick word about Agour (I also noticed it spelled Agur, which I believe is in Euskera, the … Continue reading

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Dinner on the patio

Mackerel filets from Saint Jean de Luz, sauteed and served with bay leaf roasted new potatoes, fava beans, spring onions and lamb jus. Here are some photos of the preparation:

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Les Chèvres de Brassenx

There’s a new fromagerie in Orthez (officially in Argagnon but that is only about 4 minutes from Orthez). This is big news because 1) well things can move pretty slow in Orthez and it is therefore not that often that … Continue reading

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Market bounty, Orthez April 2019

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Lunch in Orthez

After many hours of travel, finally the arrival in Orthez. For a simple lunch, crevette rose from Saint-Jean-de-Luz and freshly made mayonnaise. Deep sign!

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