Cuisine de Provence is a wonderful place to sit for a while. Barbara, is an outstanding cooking instructor and even more, she and her husband, Robert, are beautiful people. The Trout and I were invited to come visit and partake of a typical Provencal dinner.
The gite' we were renting near Carpentras was but a short drive to Vaison-la-Romaine, to their lovely home.
Barbara's brother was also a guest this evening. Everything clicked immediately. There was never a lack of conversation and, of course, the meal was delightful. Barbara had a table filled, but her red pepper mousse, quail eggs dipped in hickory smoked salt, her special tomato tapenade and a chocolate mousse...well, you get the picture. Since Barbara and I have a German connection, we were absolutely delighted when Barbara's brother placed grilled Nuremberger sausages on the table. You can't imagine how wonderful they were. And then, I was also sent home with a container of her tomato tapenade which we totally enjoyed the next day and an apron from her cooking school with Cuisine de Provence written on it. I am so looking forward to wearing this at home for my dinner guests.
Thank you Barbara for an unforgettable evening. It was absolutely the highlight of our trip to France.
A Sunday intermission
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