Saturday, November 23, 2013

Gastronomades 2013 Angouleme

This weekend, our local town of Angouleme is celebrating the food of France at it's annual Gastronomades Fête. We discovered this event last year and I'm pleased to report it was just as delicious this year. We lunched on warm fouées, a bread pocket cooked in a wood oven and filled with savoury or sweet fillings - we chose sweet and then made our way on a food tour of France. We spent a lovely afternoon walking from one producer offering samples to the next. Everyone was friendly, encouraging us to ask questions, taste and of course buy. The choices were endless. Here are just a few of the delights on offer. If you are in the area and have a free day tomorrow (24th November) do pop along, they even have a mini street farm as well as the food.

French Village Diaries Gastronomades 2013 Angouleme Food France
Gastronomades 2013 Angouleme


French Village Diaries Gastronomades 2013 Angouleme Food France
Fouées

French Village Diaries Gastronomades 2013 Angouleme Food France
Breton Patisseries 

French Village Diaries Gastronomades 2013 Angouleme Food France
Artisan boulanger

French Village Diaries Gastronomades 2013 Angouleme Food France
Freshly made crepes

French Village Diaries Gastronomades 2013 Angouleme Food France
Walnut biscuits

French Village Diaries Gastronomades 2013 Angouleme Food France
Basque Chorizo 

French Village Diaries Gastronomades 2013 Angouleme Food France
Basque peppers

French Village Diaries Gastronomades 2013 Angouleme Food France
Saucisson 

French Village Diaries Gastronomades 2013 Angouleme Food France
Provence spices and tapenades 

French Village Diaries Gastronomades 2013 Angouleme Food France
Baudet du Poitou


French Village Diaries Gastronomades 2013 Angouleme Food France
Cantal cheese from the Auvergne