Cornish culture, the pasty in Brittany

Cornish culture, the pasty in Brittany

In all the years we have been visiting France and our Brittany Gite in particular we’ve noticed that despite Europeanisation there are still some definite food cultural differences. Take the Cornish Pasty for one. It just doesn’t seem to exist across the Dover straits. I’m not exactly obsessed with the Cornish Pasty as a must-eat item, but I do quite like them, and I’ve noticed that whilst the British supermarket always stocks a reasonable range of pasties, pies, sausage rolls, etc, there just doesn’t work seem to be any French…

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Tour de France passes by

Tour de France passes by

Well after years of the Tour de France going round France, with the Tour sometimes coming nearish to our Gite, and sometimes not, I finally last week got to see the live action in person. However I wasn’t in a sleepy French village or up in the Pyrenees mountains, I stood in the cycle lane of Trumpington High Street in Cambridgeshire, about 10 miles from my home as the early stages of the tour came to the UK. First came all the advertising and sponsorship cars and to be honest…

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