Our visit this morning has left us with a Gargantuan appetite. Our
luncheon begins with a "farci poitevin", a delicious salad with a fresh
variety of vegetables and meats from these lands. Our main dish today is
an old Vendée tradition (and one of my favorites) -- Vendée ham with mogettes
(a bean grown here that is an incredible treat to the palate when slowly
cooked on an open fire). We'll finish with a very fine apple tart topped
gooseberry jelly. How sweet it is !!!