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!

Bon App├ętit

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