Today is ‘Pois’, not June 1st

Today is ‘Pois’, not June 1st

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In the days of the Republic there weren’t packeted frozen peas.  The country relied on fresh or at worse dried peas.  Peas were a staple for ‘pottage’ and with a touch of onion, carrot, salt and sugar.

With Quail, from the third of June, Peas and oatmeal combined with tomatoes, shallots and mushrooms make a seasonal meal.  Other seasonal days include the ‘fourche’ from the eighth and the ‘chariot’ from the eighteenth.  These are translated as a ‘pitchfork’ and ‘hand cart’ – not supermarket trolly, though we’re sure that ‘chariot’ would picture in todays calendar but with Carrefour branding on the handle !

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