My theme – “26 Things I’d Like To See During Our Trip To France”
F is for “Figues de Solliès”
Before I begin, I have to say that F is also for Fiftieth because by chance this is my fiftieth post here on “Forty, C’est Fantastique” ! Yay!
What is this? Qu’est-ce que c’est ?
They are figs. But not just any fig. I really really love figs. Fresh figs in particular, but also dried figs, fig jam, fig cookies… Here in the US, the state of California produces a darned good fig. But I am led to believe that in the south of France, they have a corner on the production of excellent figs due to their terroir. (Just click on that link, because Wiki explains “terroir” better than I can 🙂 ) To understand this, you must first understand “Appellation d’origine contrôlée”. Not to say that I truly understand this, but if a product has earned this label, it is a big deal. So I think the least I can do is partake in as many of these as possible. Since we will be in the South of France during the proper season, I think, “pourquoi pas ?” (why not?) Plus, the town of Solliès-Pont looks absolutely charming. If you can understand a bit of French I recommend this episode of the Michelin-starred French chef Guy Martin’s TV show, “Épicerie Fine.” I love this show because Guy Martin speaks très clairement (very clearly), so it’s good for me to practice my French comprehension. He highlights different French specialities in his show and he is very enthusiastic and engaging.
Where is it? Où est-ce?
Why do I want to go there? Pourquoi est-ce que je veux y aller ?
This département is a special destination on our trip because we will meet another of my correspondents in this area, une autre dame élégante (another very elegant lady) and this is really the highlight of this region for me 🙂
And you, dear A to Z-ers? Et vous ?
Are you Fig Fans? Have you eaten these particular figs?
Alors à lundi, chers lecteurs ! See you Monday!