Yesterday we spent the day prepping for the food styling and photography workshop, which of course included a trip to the market, getting lost amongst groves of walnut trees (see harvested walnuts in top image), climbing trees to pick apples, and finally dinner at La Borderie with Daniele Mazet-Delpeuch. It was truly the perfect day. I could not ask for better weather and I'm now a big fan of visiting the Dordogne in early October. Who knew it was so heavenly? The tourists are gone, the weather is amazing, and the foliage is just starting to turn. Bliss.
I have more pictures to report from today--the first official day of the workshop--but those will have to wait until tomorrow...until then, enjoy these small glimpses. I hope you too have a wonderful week!
You'll never believe this, but that entire vase of beautiful cosmos only cost 5 Euros...how could you not smile?!
My favorite Dordogne treat...the coveted and insanely sweet mara des bois. These wild strawberries are the most delicious little things you'll ever pop into your mouth. In Paris, the famous Berthillon even makes ice cream from them (which is absolutely delicious by the way.!)
the renovation of our Medieval cottage a few years ago, you know I have a thing for a pretty grove of linear trees. This grouping was a new find this trip...we took a country road in search for wild fruit and found this instead. A nice consolation prize indeed.
I know many of you enjoy Aran's blog as much as I do and to satiate your curiosity I must tell you that she is an absolute delight and as down-to-earth and real as you'd expect her to be. If you are thinking of attending any of her upcoming workshops, you should seriously consider taking the steps to be there. Time spent with her means time well spent. I'm so inspired!
And last, but certainly not least, we drove an hour away to my friend Daniele's home deep in the countryside. Driving down this lane is always a welcomed sight and dining with her is always an experience I'll never forget. And to think the friendship began with a simple cooking class...
I'll be back tomorrow with more images from our first day of "class". A demain!