Okay, this is just a quickie to tell you about a new taste I tried today, before I forget.
Went with classmates to lunch at one of the best Thiviers has to offer (a non-fancy restaurant directly across from the rail station).
I have come to love their week-day menu du jour, and whenever the opportunity for lunch arises ... this is where I go. Todays offering was a custard tart with camembert, main course of lapin (so moist and tender it nearly fell off the bone) accompanied by ... drum roll for new veggie ... Salsify! We pondered and pondered what it was we were eating. The flavor is akin to a mild artichoke. In 'googling' I discovered some versions also have a slight oyster flavor. (Not our version, not at all).
One of the cool things about living in an agricultural area of France, one gets to experience a wide variety of vegetables and other produce not found or used elsewhere. This particular item was delicious. Any of you cooks out there have any encounters with salsify?
Dessert was diced fresh fruit in a light vanilla and sugar marinade.
Delicious and the menu de jour is only 11€; total bill for 3 including a pichet of rosé and cafés all around was 43.50€.