It’s no secret that one of the reasons Sharing Bali & Beyond is popping up in The French Alps is my love for eating grazing style.
Grazing on those platters loaded up with a range of fresh local produce….breads, cheeses, vegetables, fruits and sweet treats is my idea of food heaven. Each piece of produce has a story, deserving to be devoured with appreciation. It begs you to slow down, considering each choice. I find it such an uncomplicated way to prepare and serve food.
And in my world, nothing beats a table full of platters to be shared, especially on our travels. Conversation flows easily, and the act of passing food brings a return to gracious table manners.
Bread is at the heart of daily life in France. As the daughter of a baker I can’t resist the local boulangerie. The smell of fresh crunchy bread wafting from the ovens takes me back to my childhood.
As you can imagine, discovering a small village with one of the rare mountain bakeries working without any mechanization to produce traditional hand kneaded bread made my day.
This is bread that begs to be broken off into chunks, topped with cheese and washed down with wine.
The village, with only 100 residents, is tucked away at an elevation of 1500m, not too far from the end of one of our hikes on my Sharing The French Alps trip. What else can we do except stop for lunch?
The mere mention of bread, buttery croissants and cheese can bring on a meltdown if you’re concerned about the effect of calories, carbs, gluten and dairy on your body.
I firmly believe that eating local food is part of the adventure of travel and everything can be enjoyed in moderation. Stay active to burn off calories and if you have some sensitivities maybe back off from the excessively rich choices. Give your body a chance to adjust.
If the Well & Good food editor, who by the way prefers a low-FODMAP diet, is willing to give it a go, so should you. This story tells all: The surprising lessons I learned from eating like a Frenchwoman for a week.
Inspired to gather grazing foods from your local bakery and fresh food market? Your produce will stay in much better shape if you tote it home in the right bag. Ditch the plastic for reusable produce bags or breathable bread bags. It may even be time for the return of the ‘bread box’ in our kitchens!
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