Autumn has arrived and it’s time to switch from summer salads to warming stews. The grape harvest is complete and the French countryside is turning to stunning shades of gold and brown. For many, the colours alone make this the most beautiful time of year, and it’s also a season when when people in rural France get very excited about ‘mushroom picking’ – it’s practically a national pastime and can be a serious (and occasionally competitive) business.
It seems a shame that Thomas Jefferson didn’t manage to spend an Autumn or Winter season in the south of France, for I believe, his quote would have read very differently if he had. Tasha writes about some of the fascinating events in the region