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... to the Duke of Burgundy and his wife Guigone de Salins created a beautiful L’ Hotel-Dieu de Beaune, as it is called.
The roof is a beautiful mosaic of colored tiles. The building is a good example of Burgaundian/Flemish architecture. The hospital is now a museum (they have built a newer hospital.) The wineries still support this hospital after all these centuries. Every year they have a very ...
So my first day in France, it was a beautiful
morning.The fresh squeezed orange juice, and the baguette was heavenly
that morning. The mustard factory was more impressive then I had
imagined. Very innovative. I very much liked how they respect the
grinding process of the mustard, and continue to use the grind stones.
The coolest part was making our own mustard. My mustard turned out to be
more like a vinaigrette, but still delicious. ...
We started our day with our first yet one of many of the breakfasts we would have at our Hotel and then took the tour bus to visit Moutarderie Fallot which was the mustard factory we would have a tour of and be able try fresh ground mustard paste. We would then have lunch at Le Belena where we met the students from CEFAM and got to learn a ...
... went to market. This market (les halles) was built in 1873-1875 by Gustave Eiffel. Yep same guy who built the Eiffel Tower! Inside was an amazing array of food. One specialty shop just sold offal and most of the plucked chickens around the place still had their feet and heads!
We stocked up on local ham and yoghurt and were lucky enough to find some fruit from Provence! It has been a hard few days without peaches and apricots from down there. ...
... shopping. This time for less mundane items. Since we were in Dijon, we certainly had to get some Dijon mustard. Found out it was made by a woman in 1840 when she substituted fermented grape juice for the customary vinegar in the mustard recipe (moutarde in French). People liked it and the rest...as they say... We bought some in fancy Dijon jar. Which reminds me. You know some universities are started in the US because of huge donations ...