Exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France

Tracey, a British expat living in Brittany, contacted us to ask the following question: I am thinking of exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France. The car would be registered in Poland. Is this possible? How difficult would it be? EXPORTING A UK BOUGHT LHD CAR TO...

Driving in France

In recent years, travelling to the continent and driving in France has become increasingly easy for Brits. Both the Channel Tunnel and the various ferry companies offer numerous options. We live in Swindon and usually use the Portsmouth - Le Havre crossing. It offers...

Mushroom picking in France

Autumn, mushroom picking season Mid-October is upon us, and autumn is already well on its way... glorious golden colours abound in the countryside. A real feast for the senses: bright yellows, oranges, rich reds and browns so pleasing to the eye. The earthy and musty...

Pineau … or Pinot? Do you know the difference?

What is the difference between Pineau and Pinot? When I first met my wife's family in France, I had never heard of Pineau. When I did hear of it, I thought people were referring to Pinot – as in Pinot Grigio, which I love! But I did not realise there is a great...

Mushrooming in Monteneuf forest

An unexpected visitor (original post by Nicola) There was a terrific storm yesterday in the Ploërmel area. I had just put another log on the fire this afternoon when there was a knock at the door. Since yesterday was a bank holiday, we were rather startled: generally,...

Lait Ribot - Buttermilk in FranceLait ribot is a by-product of butter making, which the English call buttermilk.

Bretons enjoy a glass or two of lait ribot and quite often the only fresh milk you find in supermarkets is ‘lait ribot’. If you want ‘normal’ milk you have to drink UHT milk (which is not the same thing at all)

The Bretons add lait ribot to fresh fruit, to soup and to mashed potatoes, and I also know many Bretons who dunk their galettes (savory buckwheat pancakes) into lait ribot.

To me, lait ribot is very much like marmite, you either love it or hate it. When you are next in Brittany have a glass and let me know what you think.

Editor Notes about Lait Ribot

Lait Ribot has been made in Brittany for thousands of years and is also made in other areas of France where it is known as ‘lait battu’, lait baratté or ‘lait de beurre’.

I haven’t knowingly tasted it, but I’ll look out for it from now on.

Please help us!

If you found this useful, please let your friends know by sharing it here...