Languedoc & Provence Sun
Languedoc & Provence Sun N°48 (November-December 2013)
I cannot believe the countdown to Christmas has started. Don’t forget to put Camille’s books on your list for Santa (p16). Colin Trickett will put you in a festive spirit with his selection of wines for every course. The same cannot be said about some of the delicacies mentioned in Rob Fuke’s article (p23); surprisingly, we don’t have any of these on our recipe page (p24). Janice has written about a lovely Provençal tradition: the renowned santons, while Bernice entertains us once again with her stake on the apéro, another local institution. Caren brings us a bit of Hollywood glamour with her story on the famous Eden Theatre (p17) and I revisit the night of Apocalypse in Pont- Saint-Esprit — not for the faint-hearted (p18).
As it is a special issue, we have gone back in time to remember our most memorable Christmas moments abroad. I talk on page 6 about my experience as a temp in a famous British department store. Apart from burning my uniform, what I remember most vividly is my Christmas music overdose. I became very bored with George Michael telling me that last year he’d given me his heart, or Marilyn Monroe conﬁdently declaring that she’d been An awful good girl. All I want to hear this Christmas is Petit Papa Noël and nothing else. Goodbye George, bonjour Tino.
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Bon appétit by Rob Fuke
Movie magic on the Med by Caren Trafford
Hurrah for apéros by Bernice Clark
Christmas Wining and Dining by Colin Trickett, Languedoc Select Wine Club
Apocalypse Now by Carole Rommene
Selling a car in France
For Christmas cribs: The secrets of Provençal Santons by Janice Lert
Christmas abroad by Carole Rommene