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Classic Toulouse Cassoulet Recipe

Classic Toulouse Cassoulet Recipe

“That’s not from here, we make Catalan sausage! Catalan sausage is better!” exclaimed the butcher in Ceret when Lara asked for saucisse de Toulouse (Toulouse sausage), an ingredient of the cassoulet I was making for this series on The Dish. While the man had been...
Perpignan and the Procession de la Sanch

Perpignan and the Procession de la Sanch

Good Friday or Vendredi Saint is marked in no small way in the town of Perpignan in Southern France with the Procession de la Sanch. This slow, somber march through the streets of the old town opens the Easter Holy Week or La Semaine Sainte celebrations. Even when...
Perpignan, a City of Festivals

Perpignan, a City of Festivals

“The town is alive – there’s always something going on,” Carl, our host in Perpignan, had told us when he took us for a coffee shortly after we arrived. “I’ll hear a trumpet and drums from my window and I’ll stick my head out and...
Perpignan: Food, Wine, Walking, and Conversation

Perpignan: Food, Wine, Walking, and Conversation

“Walk, just walk,” was the advice we received from Carl, the owner of our petite weekend pad in Perpignan, when we asked him what we should do. “Oh, and eat and drink…” And so began a long weekend of food, wine, walking and conversation in...