French food notes - September 2019

Défilé des confréries in Nailhac

In our series providing a sideways look at French food, we examine the weird and wonderful world of confrèries

In praise of robe-wearing superheroes of terroir

You could be anywhere in France, at anytime, and suddenly come face to face with a bunch of people dressed somewhat eccentrically in floppy hats and capes, often in colours that reflect anything from honey to walnuts, cassoulet to strawberries, nougat to Puy lentils, saucisses to escargots.

They will likely be carrying placards bearing insignia or declaring love for their chosen produce, and may ...

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