SSLtech

Re: Things to do in France?
« Reply #60 on: October 27, 2010, 03:32:53 PM »
By coincidence, yesterday I indulged my hunger for French treats, and made a 180kM round-trip drive to a French boulangerie/patisserie in New Smyrna Beach for lunch...

I brought back a selection of pastries etc. to share with the interns in our film mixing stage -one of whom is French, which is what sparked the longing. I also brought back a couple of treats to share with my wife, as well as a 'batard' loaf.

REAL French bread is truly something! -This loaf was better than I expected, and did indeed have that wispy, fluffy-light interior, with a crisp, crackly crusty exterior. -A little jambon de campagne and some PROPER Dijon mustard (FORGET 'grey poupon' in the USA; over-rated, excessively-vinegary rubbish... I bought some 'Maille' imported French mustard, since the supermarket imported variety -even the 'Maille'- is a different recipe, to suit American Pallettes, with a higher vinegar content... -WHY ON EARTH do they do that???) and you have a simple yet satisfying meal. An explosion of flavour, without needing to be 'exotic'.

The cakes and pastries were equally lovely, and I briefly considered buying a selection of goats-cheeses, but I'd already spent enough, and I'm on a diet at the moment...

Ah yes... I do love France, and the food in particular!

Keith
"A waist is a terrible thing to mind"
Quote from: PRR
Ah, but that was 1999; we don't party like that any more.


kooma

Re: Things to do in France?
« Reply #61 on: October 28, 2010, 08:50:35 AM »
hmmm..i got hungry allready:)

without getting too political,
I'm a bit scared that if those pension reform strikes will continue for weeks,
and if that affects airports etc.

radiance

Re: Things to do in France?
« Reply #62 on: October 28, 2010, 04:58:57 PM »
number of strikers is reclining....
...the pension law has been passed in the senate last week...no turning back if you ask me.
"Knowing that you are dreaming, however, does not automatically guarantee full rationality.
Then again, being awake doesn't ensure good thinking, either." -  Lynne Levitan

michal_k

Re: Things to do in France?
« Reply #63 on: October 28, 2010, 06:41:36 PM »
I've just moved to France, Antibes, and I wanted to say hello to all French prodigy pro users :)
Anybody lives nearby?

fazer

Re: Things to do in France?
« Reply #64 on: October 30, 2010, 11:26:20 AM »
I have to take my wife to France someday.   These post are taking me away from the problems of the day.   Ever since that post this year about "La Frette Studios" ,  I have been dreaming of France.  (I think I have repaired almost everything at one time in my life thats in  that studio)

SSL Tech you lucky dog.   Before I die I have to see France. 

signed "sheltered life"

guy_4

Re: Things to do in France?
« Reply #65 on: November 01, 2010, 08:56:57 PM »
I've just moved to France, Antibes
Welcome to France, michal_k,  I would love to live near you, on the sunny coast  :)

To fazer :
Ever since that post this year about "La Frette Studios"
Can you send me the link to the post about " La Frette Studios " ?  ( I spent a few days there recently to fix their Studer J37 )

Cheers,
Guy
"If you think it is expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur ! "   Red ADAIR

fazer

Re: Things to do in France?
« Reply #66 on: November 01, 2010, 09:20:27 PM »
guy_4
In a Search, paste the Title below and you will get to the forum post.
   
  Neve 'A646 Barclay' console pictures

Follow links on this page. It will take you to links and pictures of the studio:

What a stunning place.   The pictures create a great feeling about this place.


guy_4

Re: Things to do in France?
« Reply #67 on: November 01, 2010, 09:48:04 PM »
Hi fazer,
Thanks for the tip, but it seems the pics do not show up now... (I know the place and don't need pics)
What I wanted was to read what people wrote about La Frette.
It is a nice place, with some rare stuff, and an " ambience "...
Cheers,
Guy
"If you think it is expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur ! "   Red ADAIR

fazer

Re: Things to do in France?
« Reply #68 on: November 02, 2010, 02:00:53 AM »
Hi guy_4       That post was about pictures taken by a gentleman (of the Studio).  I then went to this link below which brings a view up of the studio and a Feist video of "1,2,3,4" and I fell in love with the place.   

http://www.faces.fr/affichage.php?page=accueil 

Glad to hear your working on Studers for them.  When I got out of collage (long time ago), I got a job in a studio with an 8036 neve and an A80 24 and 2 track Studer and lots of the same gear that is in Le Frette.  I took care of the gear and then learned to Engineer and Produce.   I saw the pictures of Le Frette and had a fantasy island experience.   The more I looked, the more I saw France and thinking about the beautiful country. 

Nice to talk to a person that does do tech work for the studio. 
Thanks for the chat.
Michael

 

KrIVIUM2323

Re: Things to do in France?
« Reply #69 on: November 02, 2010, 10:31:31 AM »
Hi all.
Such a nice thread about our country... Makes me feel proud of my culture! That's a great feeling!

I would just add some places to visit: the east of the country not well known but worth to go there.

I'm living near Besancon in a region called 'Franche-Comte' near the border of Switzerland and Germany. There are some amazing landscapes and places near (Department of Doubs,Jura, Haute Saone and Territoire de Belfort) especially if you love NATURE and fishing...

 This is the autumn right here and the trees are really beautiful with many yellow/brown/Red colours in big forest, with rocky landscape and 'moyenne montagne' places which gave inspiration for some great painters like Gustave COURBET (do visit 'le haut doubs' and 'la valee de la Loue')...Autumn is definitely one of the period of year i prefer in this place... with spring when Nature explode of life.

We've got many good things do eat too: cheese from 'COMTE' to 'MORBIER' and 'MONT D'OR' (to name a few... many many more to list!) and wine with JURA 's wine 'Vin jaune', 'vin de paille' and 'Savagnin'... We are near Bourgogne too with GREAT red Wine 'Mercurey', 'Romane Conti', 'Vosne Romane', 'Pommerole' and other treasure... differents from Bordeaux red wines but quality wise equal or sometimes better (depends of tatse but with food generally i prefer Bourgogne especially with cheese!) ;D

And some great jambon (jambon de Luxeuil) and sausages ( Saucisses de Morteau and saucisses de Montbeliard)...

Many architectural of great interest too with 'Citadelle de Besancon' (UNESCO registred as 'patrimoine mondial de l'humanite') and 'fort de Belfort' some of VAUBAN 's works (one of our  great military architect from the past) .

Not many tourist and if you want to be peacefull and quiet it's a great place...

Well...

Quote
That post was about pictures taken by a gentleman (of the Studio).

Fazer: not exactly. We were at 'La Frette' for a visit of the studio in last may. The crew of the studio had some days without booking and let us have a day with them... And what a day!!! Apart from beeing some GREAT guys (thanks to Olivier, Lionel and Nicolas!) the place is marvelous and the studio really stand different  from what i've seen in Paris and France in general. A special place definitely!
Pictures was taken by one of the visitor nicknamed Kokoa.  ;)

Quote
What I wanted was to read what people wrote about La Frette.

Salut Guy_4. Si tu veux avoir des commentaires et acces aux photos il faut etre enregistre sur le forum d'Audioaddict. Rejoins nous  je suis sur que tu y trouveras ton compte! C'est un endroit plein de gens interessants et amicaux ou des pro et des amateurs eclaires partagent leur connaissance dans un bon esprit! Dans l'attente de t'y lire...  ;)

Translation:
Hi Guy_4. If you want to have access to talks and pictures you need to be registered on Audioaddict forum's. Join us you won't be disappointed! It's a place with friendly and interesting peoples pro and amateurs shares they're knowledge with 'good mind'! Wait to read you there...

« Last Edit: November 02, 2010, 10:47:26 AM by KrIVIUM2323 »


kooma

Re: Things to do in France?
« Reply #70 on: November 05, 2010, 08:08:27 AM »
btw. are all shops and restaurants etc. open on November 11th. Remembrance Day/Armistice Day??

KrIVIUM2323

Re: Things to do in France?
« Reply #71 on: November 06, 2010, 10:34:09 AM »
Quote
are all shops and restaurants etc. open on November 11th.

For shops i'm pretty sure no. Restaurants it 'll depends. Make some booking to be sure.

kooma

Re: Things to do in France?
« Reply #72 on: November 08, 2010, 01:42:45 PM »
innit-and its nice,
raining but nice:)

gar381

Re: Things to do in France?
« Reply #73 on: November 09, 2010, 02:30:03 AM »
France is a wonderful place.

I would recommend finding a nice French GF to show you around !! :o :o ;D
and HAVE FUN !!

GARY
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kooma

Re: Things to do in France?
« Reply #74 on: November 11, 2010, 02:33:00 PM »
phew..just tried andouillette,
and it really wasnt my favorite:)

zayance

Re: Things to do in France?
« Reply #75 on: November 11, 2010, 02:39:19 PM »
phew..just tried andouillette,
and it really wasnt my favorite:)

piouc , not my favourite neither, don't try to push the tradition too much you might get surprised  :).

abbey road d enfer

Re: Things to do in France?
« Reply #76 on: November 13, 2010, 07:34:43 AM »
phew..just tried andouillette,
and it really wasnt my favorite:)
Definitely an acquired taste...you need to have been bottle-fed with it to like it :D
Who's right or wrong is irrelevant. What matters is what's right or wrong.
Star ground is for electricians.

abbey road d enfer

Re: Things to do in France?
« Reply #77 on: November 13, 2010, 07:48:09 AM »
I bought some 'Maille' imported French mustard, since the supermarket imported variety -even the 'Maille'- is a different recipe, to suit American Pallettes, with a higher vinegar content... -WHY ON EARTH do they do that???)
Unfortunately, the Maille/Amora business is now part of the Unilever group. About a year ago, they decided to transfer most of the production to Poland and the Czech republic... Dijon is a trade mark, not an AOC :'(
Who's right or wrong is irrelevant. What matters is what's right or wrong.
Star ground is for electricians.

SSLtech

Re: Things to do in France?
« Reply #78 on: November 14, 2010, 01:42:24 PM »
Damn... i just opened my last glass of French 'Maille' which I'd been storing for about a year. -I had no idea that it was 'vintage'!  ;D

I also opened (for comparison) a US bottle. -They're very different. -I'm hoping that with the move, they don't worsen the US-bound production stuff any more.

last weekend I discovered a lady from Alsace has opened a boulangerie/Patisserie about 3 miles away from my house. the bread is not up to full production, but the pear tart (with which I ruined my diet for the weekend!) was most agreeable. We chatted for a while, and she tolerated my halting French (I'm so rusty; I keep stumbling for vocabulary which would be much more readily available if I got the chance to speak more often) very kindly. She and her husband had run a couple of restaurants in Alsace before moving to the US.

I shall send as many people her way as I can. -lovely food!

Keith
"A waist is a terrible thing to mind"
Quote from: PRR
Ah, but that was 1999; we don't party like that any more.


 

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