A taste of Brittany

Our menu today is taking us to Brittany, a land of legends, druids, menhirs and dolmen. I love Brittany and when my children were younger, we spent many holidays there in the Côtes-d’Armor in a small commune called Saint-Quay-Portrieux.

Here are a few facts about Brittany:

  • There are roughly 6,000 menhirs and 1,000 dolmens in Brittany.
  • People in the Finistère department great each other with only one ‘bise’.
  • Paimpont Forest is said to be the Forest of Broceliande from the Arthurian Legend. Merlin the Wizard of the Woods’ tomb can be found there.
  • During WWII, Brittany played a crucial role in the Resistance. In 1944, 135 allied airmen were evacuated to Britain from the Plage Bonaparte near Plouha
  • The Breton language was forbidden in schools from the 19th to the first half of the 20th century, in order to force people to speak French.

The film I have chosen today to showcase the beautiful landscapes of Brittany is Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles, a 2004 film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet featuring Audrey Tautou.

Apéritif / Appetizer

Chips de galette de sarrasin

Buckwheat crakers

Entrée / Starter

Artichaut à la vapeur

Steamed artichoke

Plat principal / Main course

Potée bretonne

Breton Pot-au-feu

Vegetarian and vegan option

Potée merveilleuse

Vegetable pot-au-feu

Dessert

Far breton

Far breton

Vegan option

Far breton vegan

Vegan far breton

Kalon digor!

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