Local Heart, Global Soul

May 30, 2014

Foodies Delight …(Close Your Eyes If You Are Vegetarian)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Our time in La Roche-en-Ardenne is fast coming to a close.

There is one blog post that I need to make before we leave: it’s one of the rest stops I made as I came back though the town after visiting the castle, and at least if you are not a vegetarian, a foodies delight.

A quick glance at the shop window had me hooked, I know exactly what we were going to be talking back home as our souvenir: sausage!

There were different sorts of course, spicy salami’s aged salamis, cured and smoked meats, this place is a treasure trove.  

Himself is the real salami connoisseur in our family so I picked several of the more coarse varieties that I know he likes and a smoother less coarse one for me, plus a finer textured spicy one that we would both like.

There were so many to choose from that in the end it was a bit of a guessing game but once we had tried them back at home we saw that this was quality merchandise, hand-made old-style and delicious.  Himself was pleased and surprised at my discovery and purchases, being out at the camping and busy canoeing with kids on the river  he had of course had no chance to check out the local shops for something nice to take home.

The next day we would have to leave early for home and on Sundays in Belgium you are lucky if you can find a bakery open and certainly no other shops usually. I also find the contents of the shop very photogenic so having asked permission, got busy clicking  whilst I waited to be served. Mouth watering on so many levels!

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

.. This was the front window of the bakery close by (sadly I was so tired I didn’t even step inside, and with crutches and a pack-pack I could carry salami but had no hope to carry one of these : they are called “Vlaamse Vlaai” by the way, we also have bakers who make them in the Netherlands and they are delicious)… There was no out-of-town supermarket here in La Roche as far as we saw, and who on earth would need one with local shops like these?

la Roche sasuage 1y (Small)

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