Spending time at Uncle Jacqui’s is always a good idea

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My memories of the southwest are cemented by Uncle Jacqui’s rustic, hearty meals, always cooked in duck fat and involving at least one type of game each visit.

Almost every meal, we start with a crunchy, sweet salad from the garden — of tomatoes and non-spicy green chilli the Landes region is famous for.

This time he surprised us, with some roasted duck wings one evening. Who would have thought I would chance upon a taste of Chaozhou in this corner of the French countryside thousands of miles from home ?

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