Tag Archive: Ceret

Mar 04

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on our yearlong grand tour. This post is a comparison of …

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Feb 20

My Year in the Kitchen: Favourite Dishes From Around the Globe

One of the things we love most about holiday rentals over hotels is that we’re able to cook and eat ‘at home’. Because unless you’re Keith Floyd (one of my inspirations as a wannabe cook in my 20s), you can’t just rock up to a hotel kitchen and whip something up. You can, however, do …

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May 19

With holiday rentals, it’s the little things that make a difference

In holiday rentals, sometimes it’s the little things that make a difference to your stay. When you check into a hotel, you come to expect certain amenities depending on the class of hotel you’ve booked. Hotel ratings exist to give you an idea as to the standard of facilities and what you can expect to find …

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Apr 15

Ceret’s Scenic Saturday Markets

Ceret’s scenic Saturday markets are one of the highlights of a visit to the village – people come from far and wide to browse them – and as last weekend was the first time the place had really experienced fine spring weather, the whole place was simply buzzing. We were warned that we would barely be …

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Apr 14

The Dish: Cassoulet

“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 happy to chat to her in broken English and French …

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