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Y - YOGHURT

Y - YOGHURT

YOGHURT...

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Z - ZING! FROM FRUIT & VEGETABLES

Z - ZING! FROM FRUIT &  VEGETABLES

Poitou-Charentes is known for its fields of sunflowers and corn but fruit and vegetables also grow in abundance. They can be bought direct from the farm or at one of the many local markets around the region. Also watch out for signs for maraîchers (market gardeners) across the region...

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Croc’ of Gold

Croc’ of Gold

Forget caviar and even truffles – the world’s most precious food item turns out to be saffron, surprising quantities of which are produced right here on our home soil...

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Saffron growers in the region

Saffron growers in the region

Find your local saffron grower in the region...

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Back to the land - smallholders of the region

Back to the land - smallholders of the region

Poitou-Charentes has its fair share of smallholders and small-scale producers, so we decided to profile five of the talented and hardworking people who have managed to transform their dreams into a practical reality. They all have entertaining stories to tell, and if you’ve ever dreamed of setting up a smallholding then their experiences will inspire you, and perhaps help you on your way... 

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Living experiences : CHOCS AWAY

Living experiences : CHOCS AWAY

If you’re a chocaholic (or happen to be attached to someone who is) then here’s something unashamedly indulgent to chase away even the bluest of winter blues...

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Being Reza

Being Reza

International celebrity chef Reza Mahammad recently wowed Indian food-lovers in southern Charente with a dazzling Indian cookery workshop – and, in May 2013, he opened a brand new cookery school right here. We caught up with him just before the launch, and fell under the spell, too... 

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Cycling for oysters

Cycling for oysters

Come the festive season the oyster becomes a prized specimen, an intrinsic part of any Christmas or New Year feast. But despite living in France for many years Helen Millar had never eaten one – until she spent a day in the Marennes...

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A Feast of an Island - food producers on the Ile de Ré

A Feast of an Island - food producers on the Ile de Ré

Stretching lazily amid the Atlantic Ocean beyond the slender toll-bridge tail connecting it to the mainland, the Ile de Ré offers the perfect opportunity for indolent days of sunbathing and cycling, or fine dining... 

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Cycling for oysters

Cycling for oysters

Come the festive season the oyster becomes a prized specimen, an intrinsic part of any Christmas or New Year feast. But despite living in France for many years Helen Millar had never eaten one – until she spent a day in the Marennes...

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