On my last visit to the area—the locals call it by its pre-Revolution name of Périgord—I visited a number of traditional markets. Two of the best are the Wednesday market at Piegut-Pluviers and medieval Sarlat-la-Canèda’s renowned Saturday market. If you confined your shopping spree to walnut products alone, you could easily fill a couple of baskets.
The Dordogne does far more with its walnuts than simply attack them with nutcrackers and stick them into a bowl. Walnut oil is for salad dressings—it adds a hint of sweetness—and it’s also used as cooking oil. There are walnut cakes, breads and crunchy macaroon-style biscuits. You can drink walnuts too: walnut wine, liqueurs, aperitifs and digestifs. The alcoholic base for the green walnuts that get picked in mid-June is usually red wine, brandy or eau de vie.
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Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.
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