Friday, 18 May 2012

La Corrèze #2

Meyssac (1st May 2012)

One of the things we like to do in France is visit the local markets and buy fresh, local produce. One of our favourite ones is in Meyssac, a small town perched on the side of a hill with a quiet and friendly feel. The local producers turn up every week to sell their home-grown produce: cheeses, fresh and cured meats, fruit and vegetables, honey etc. We stocked up on a number of these plus walnuts, walnut oil and vinegar. Unlike UK markets, the traders sell on quality, not price, so you don't necessarily get a bargain and it would be somewhat rude to try and haggle.

We put the food in the car and I spent a few minutes around the square taking some shots of town.

Meyssac street scene
Typical 'town house'
Different building styles on the same house
Windows and shutters
The church spire


When we got back I knocked up a quick salad of goats' cheese, walnuts and red grapes. In fact, the only thing on the plate that did not come from the market that morning was the red wine vinegar in the dressing.


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