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Food Philosophy

It’s simple: Real food. Local, organic, artisan, slow food, it goes by many names. I take pride in knowing where ingredients come from. Expect to taste the best this region has to offer when touring with Real Travel France. And expect to meet the farmers and growers who are keeping real food traditions alive in…
  • September 29, 2013
southern French wine

Local Wine

Wines of the Roussillon Way back when the Romans were here, Languedoc-Roussillon was one of the first regions of France to grow grapes. Some argue the vine took root even earlier with the Greeks. Regardless of the very first vintage, it’s safe to say the fruit has had quite a long time to balance itself…
  • Active Travel France, Biking, Cycling, Food and Wine, France, French Catalonia, Languedoc-Roussillon, Mediterranean, Organic, Organic Bike Trip France, Organic Food and Wine France, Pyrenees, South of France
  • August 13, 2014

Catalan Food

A Celebration with Tapas Renowned in Barcelona, the Catalans invented tapas, bite-sized appetizers to enjoy with an aperitif before a meal. Here in French Catalonia you can enjoy the casual tapas atmosphere just about anywhere. Bread toasts topped with garden tomatoes, garlic and olive oil, manchego sheep cheese drizzled with honey, pata negra ham sliced thin, fresh…
  • November 28, 2015
farm to table

The Sacred Table

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. –Alice Walker, The Color Purple A few years ago I traveled home to the United States from France after two solid years abroad. I cried walking through the American airport, overwhelmed by the familiar.…
  • January 9, 2014