Sunday, January 29, 2012

FISH & CHIPS



Though 90% of my food consumption is gluten free, once in a while I do venture out and get myself a baguette with Rillette or Jambon. I am in France.....

And thanks to a very strong presence of British expats, we even have a Chip truck in the area. I did make them gluten free in Calgary, but in this rental Gite, I do not have the right equipment to deep fry some GF beer battered Cod. Or make home made fries for that matter. I'd set the place on fire.

The truck comes around Loulay every other Saturday, so we ventured over there to try it out last night. Hoping that maybe the fries would be made separately and the whole family can eat something. But no such luck, Victoria stuck with wine.
The local restaurant struck a deal with the truck owner, where you can actually eat your order on proper plates with cutlery, for one Euro. A nice combo really. Sit down and enjoy a good deep fried meal.  Both fish and the fries are made fresh, some sides such as mushy peas are available as well. A very good meal, not for Celiacs.
The truck does a weekly tour of villages and towns in the area, after all there are 30000 + expats in the Charentes.
It did seem a bit of a social gathering as much as ordering a fry, there was quite a nice gathering of Brits that evening. George, our neighbor was there too, a familiar face in the crowd. 







A CHIP TRUCK IN FRANCE

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GEORGE, OUR NEIGHBOR IN VILLENOUVELLE


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