May 10, 2011
Cooking with Fresh Produce from Our Own "Potager Garden"
This picture was taken standing in front of a wine barrel...in the Abbey of Valmagne, one of the most prestigious and well preserved Cistercian abbeys dating back to 1139. Valmagne Abbey is in Southern France in the Languedoc region of France...close to Montpellier.
Auberge de Seattle Inn & Specialty French Cooking School
On my recent trip to France I could not help but notice how much the French are into food. It is not just a continual quest for that excellent restaurant; it's more than that, it's a continual all consuming pre-occupation with food. Plain and simple they "honor" food, and have a far different approach from what we do here in America.
Wine is the cheapest drink you can buy, cheaper than bottled water, juice, milk or pop. Everyone seems to have their own vegetable garden, what they call a "potager" garden, even if it is tiny, they are growing food or if they have no land, they will substitute with lots of pots of different sizes on their balconies.
This year I am also trying my hand at growing a "potager" garden. My dream is to grow our own vegetables for the cooking classes. I'm excited and looking forward to you using and eating freshly picked vegetables in your cooking class! http://www.discoverourtown.com/WA/Woodinville/Lodging/-lauberge-edge-of-seattle-bed-and-breakfast-inn/148686.html
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