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Périgord

(pārēgôr`), region of SW France, now included in Dordogne and parts of Lot-et-Garonne depts. PérigueuxPérigueux
, city (1990 pop. 32,848), capital of Dordogne dept., SW France, on the Isle River. A commercial center and transportation hub, it is famous for the pâtés that are its chief exports.
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 (the capital) and BergeracBergerac
, town (1990 pop. 27,886), Dordogne dept., SW France, in Périgord, on the Dordogne River. It is a farm-trade and processing center. It also has boiler works, foundries, chemical plants, and shoe factories. Possessed by the English in the 14th cent.
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 are the chief cities. The region consists of low, arid limestone plateaus, the deep and fertile valleys of the Lot and Dordogne rivers, and extensive oak forests. Périgord is noted for its trufflestruffle
[Fr.], subterranean edible fungus that forms a mutually beneficial (symbiotic) relationship with the roots of certain trees and plants. The part of the fungus used as food is the ascoma, the fruiting body of the fungus.
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 and goose livers, which are its major exports. Its farms produce wheat, corn, and tobacco, and raise livestock. The traditional metallurgical industry is concentrated at Fumel. Near Madeleine and Moustier are numerous cave dwellings from the Paleolithic periodPaleolithic period
or Old Stone Age,
the earliest period of human development and the longest phase of mankind's history. It is approximately coextensive with the Pleistocene geologic epoch, beginning about 2 million years ago and ending in various places between
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. Occupied during Gallic and Roman eras by the Petrocorii, Périgord became a county under the MerovingiansMerovingians,
dynasty of Frankish kings, descended, according to tradition, from Merovech, chief of the Salian Franks, whose son was Childeric I and whose grandson was Clovis I, the founder of the Frankish monarchy.
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 (9th cent). First enfeoffed to the dukes of AquitaineAquitaine
, Lat. Aquitania, former duchy and kingdom in SW France. Julius Caesar conquered the Aquitani, an Iberian people of SW Gaul, in 56 B.C. The province that he created occupied the territory between the Garonne River and the Pyrenees; under Roman rule it was
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, it later passed to England, was returned to France c.1370 as a fief of the French crown, and passed eventually, through a complicated succession, to the house of Bourbon (1574). It was inherited by Henry of Navarre and, after he became king of France as Henry IV (1589), was incorporated (1607) into the royal domain as part of the province of Guienne.
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This is the first time the more valuable black Perigord truffle has been cultivated in such a northern and maritime climate.
Bands of persistent Australian growers across three competing outfits, tempted by investment schemes and massaged by lenient government farm taxation, successfully harvested the first French Perigord truffles in Tasmania in 1999.
You stay there for three nights, heading off next day by steam train to the Perigord gourmet centre of Sarlat.
In the United States, black Perigord truffles and Burgundy truffles (Tuber uncinatum) are currently being produced in North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
id=16005) filmed inside the Sarlat Perigord cooperative , from which they say Fortnum & Mason's distributor sources foie gras, showing how the animals suffer as a result of its production.
From July 1 to 7, feast on Nice's exceptional delights,then enjoy great dishes form Perigord from July 8 to 14, or take culinary pleasures as you discover cuisines from Brittany on July 15 to 21, finally, feast on the gastronomic masterpieces of Savoy on July 22 to 28.
And throughout July, food will be from various French regions-Nice, Perigord, Britanny and Savoy.
And so the story rewinds to the past where chef Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot), locally renowned in the Perigord region, is astonished when President Mitterrand summons her to the Elysee Palace in Paris to be his private cook.
50 Kempton The black truffle, or black Perigord truffle, is named after the Perigord region in France and grows with oak and hazelnut trees.
I think that Perigord Vert, around Riberac, is much better value than many other parts of the Dordogne.
Although the genetic blueprint for the famed black Perigord truffle (Tuber melanosporum) was published in 2010, the genetic particulars of other truffles aren't well understood.
p to two o s t is ned Salmond's trip to New York with two officials cost pounds 6350, and it is known he dined hours, talked windmills' t th the wanky ky ut he denies with Trump at the Big Apple's swanky Le Perigord.