Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sarlat-la-Caneda and foie gras

I found this delightful monument to geese in the center of the medieval town of Sarlat-la-Caneda.  Deep in the southwestern corner of France you'll find Sarlat in the Dordogne region where geese are force-fed to plump up their livers for the production of foie gras, a gormet item in many French restaurants around the world.  Except, that is, for California which has recently banned foie gras because of the force feeding.

The town has retained it's medieval charm and almost seems caught in the fourteenth century.  It's a wonderful place to spend a few days while touring the surrounding countryside.  Away from major highways, you'll find the effort to get there rewarded by some truly unique experiences.

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