Thursday, August 22, 2013
Our guest at our #picnic in #France Capture the Color #Red
I would like to think of myself as a "seasoned picnicer". I pack my own bed sheet (to be used as a picnic blanket), insulated food bag, reuseable biodegradable forks and knives and bring them to France for my months stay.
The picnic is not a "Saturday event" for people in France. It is a part of their culture. When driving on the super highways, pull into any aire (rest area) between 12-2pm and you will be hard pressed to find a parking spot, let alone a place to lay your picnic blanket. Families, couples, single men on motorcycles, truck drivers are all enjoying their picnic. And at every picnic blanket, you will see a baguette or 2, several types of cheese, grated carrot salad (very popular) and seasonal fruit from the region.
After a local market, the village park is often full of people and their picnic blankets enjoying their purchases. Our favourite things to buy are: baguettes, local cheese, fruit, tomatoes and a roasted chicken.
We had a special guest at the picnic in Issigeac after the morning spent at the market. We let the bug stay on the insulated food bag but we didn't share our chicken!