The inn we’re staying at has a weekly dinner where the owner cooks for everyone and you all eat together (guests, owners, the two puppydogs). I explained it to Adam and he thought it was weird.
After dinner tonight (four hours, three courses plus amuse bouche/aperitif) he says to me “THAT WAS AWESOME”
Mostly everyone spoke French but it’s amazing how much you pick up when you have the topic of conversation (annoying bird noises, wild boars that destroy the yard, forest fires, and politics, among others!!)
The couple next to us was our age and planning their wedding. They spoke great English though they kept apologizing. They asked us about traditional Boston food and we described baked beans, Lobster roll, and clam chowder. You should have seen the look on their faces (translates to “ew” I think)
Anyway I just want to move here and study French cooking a la Julia Child.
Getting tired of this whole “menstruation” thing.
I blew Adams mind today when I explained how some animals are only in heat once a year and we have to do it EVERY FRIGGIN MONTH
He has a masters in engineering something is wrong with our educational system
Today I learned about wine!!
1) The French chose their wine based on the appellation, not the type of grape. They typically know what types of grapes grow in which region, but a wine is never labelled “Syrah” or “Cabernet”
2) Green AOC labels on the cork means it’s from an appellation, blue is a table wine (lower standards so cheaper but maybe not as great)
3) All French wines are blends! They are required to be so to receive an appellation.
4) Wines labelled AB (organic) refer to the growing of the grapes (ie no pesticides) not the wine production itself - so they probably still have sulfites unless specifically labelled sulfite-free
5) Speaking of sulfites, they are added to stop the fermentation process
6) THERE IS NOTHING SHAMEFUL IN BOXED WINE. Just don’t leave it in your car for two days, because it is just in a foil bag (duh). But once opened in your fridge it’s good for 2 months (LOL LIKE 5L WOULD LAST ME THAT LONG). Other than that it is just as good as bottled.
7) The lighter the rosé, the shorter the time the grapes were pressed.
There may have been more but I am on like my fourth glass sooooo
Wine tasting, picnic, pool.