Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas in France

Hello All!
Now for some photos of our actual trip. There is a photo of Niederbronn-les-Bains, where we are staying with Q's grandfather. It is a small town half an hour north of Strasbourg. We went to a restaurant in a nearby village for lunch (where we had an angel-like souffle) and to take a foie gras cooking class. Now I know that some of you probably object to foie gras, but keep in mind that this is a country where bunny rabbits, frogs, pig cheeks (Q loves them!), snails (I love them!) and horses are all fair game and are shown as cute cartoons on the packaged meat. Anyway, we started with goose and duck livers and learned how to clean and season them and then cooked them in an oven that actually had a "foie gras" setting, which I found rather amusing.
Today we went to a Christmas Market and tasted some wine from a woman-owned-and-run vineyard which has won awards here in Alsace. Needless to say, we have started our wine cellar on this side of the pond and now have 15 bottles of various white wines all of which were very competitively priced. I'm pretty sure it was during my first wine tasting here that I decided we needed to move closer to the source.
Chrysa & Quentin

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