Secrets of the Périgord

12 Sep

There are places that are full of secrets.

Some are so mysterious, that you feel you have arrived to another world. Or maybe another century.

“You will see, every time I travel through the Périgord, I have the feeling that a black knight on his horse will suddenly cross my way on one of the thin, curvy roads”, he had told her many times. And now she was there with him, and they marvelled like small children.

It was an adventure that took place in the Middle-Age. The whole region had more or less remained like in the Middle-Age. There were 500 very small villages, 1000 Middle-Age castles and even more churches, mostly romanic. Many of these were now half ruins, other had been adopted and brought to life again by loving families who came from far away.

Each of these had a story, mostly forgotten… And the travellers were wondering. Who had been the owner of this castle? Which destiny did that family have? Did the men maybe participate to the Crusades? Had they been experiencing with alchemy in the dark caves? When was it abandoned? And especially… Why was it abandoned?

The forests were dark, the fields of a deep green, and at every curve of the tiny road there was an old castle or a mysterious, silent village to discover.

At night, they would sleep in farms, dine at large wooden tables in front of the fireplace and meet other travellers that had also been hunting mysteries all day long.

But the best-kept secrets of the Périgord, were about pleasure. And this was the pleasure of eating, of good cooking, of dishes elaborated over hundreds of centuries. Those were the best-kept secrets in the farms of the Périgord Noir. And she was lucky enough to meet a woman in a farm* that transmitted two or three of these secrets to her….

PS: the recipes are available on the Moving Cookbook.

* La Ferme de Potofayol

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6 Responses to “Secrets of the Périgord”

  1. Lionel September 12, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    Superbe ! Les photos, les commentaires…. Merci de nous faire partager ce beau voyage !

  2. Lihni September 15, 2010 at 8:16 am #

    so lovely 🙂

  3. Sigolene September 19, 2010 at 8:25 pm #

    Ca donne envie d’y retourner…

    • thomasetolivia September 20, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

      Ça c’est bien vrai… Comme je te comprends…

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