Word Wednesday: pinasse

On my second ever trip to Arcachon, we ended up getting on the ferry that transports you from the Arcachon side of the bay to Cap Ferret, a little town situated at the souther tip of the commune of Lège-Cap-Ferret. While we glided across the water, there are a couple of things that are common sights – first and foremost, the little sticks jutting out … Continue reading Word Wednesday: pinasse

Word Wednesday: citrouille

Time for PUMPKIN EVERYTHING! At least, it finally feels like it here in Northern California – citrouille season. These bright orange pumpkins (Curcubita pepo) start showing up at the market in September, and stick around until just after Thanksgiving here in the States.  They make a holiday table look festive, and no Halloween celebration would be complete without a carved jack-o-lantern. Be aware, there is another … Continue reading Word Wednesday: citrouille

Word Wednesday: la bouffe

The literal translation of bouffer is to “puff up” (it’s almost onomatopoeic, really).  But nowadays, people sometimes use it in place of manger (to eat), making la bouffe another word for food. I used to have a group of friends who set aside money each month in a bank account so we could go out and have an extravagant meal every so often.  The name of our club? La … Continue reading Word Wednesday: la bouffe