Village fete Reminiac

Yesterday was the village fête.

The weather was perfect… if anything, it was a little too hot at 34 degrees!

At 9 am there was a flurry of activity as stalls and gazebos were being set up…

At midday everything was ready and the queue for a galette saucisse was growing.

A galette saucisse is a Breton version of a hot dog. It is basically a sausage rolled up in a savoury pancake (see the Editor’s Note below).

Personally, I prefer a British Hotdog with onions, mustard, and ketchup.. but today it was galette saucisse all round!

Village fete at Reminiac

The stalls opened at 2 pm and there were games for everyone: archery, throwing a horseshoe round a pole, and even a lady giving ‘tattoos’.

Iona came home with a lizard on her shoulder and a frog on the back of her hand. The ink seems pretty permanent!

At 6 pm the winners of the tombola were announced… we didn’t win the sheep.

Editor’s Note:

In Brittany, a region renowned for its distinct culinary traditions, the galette saucisse holds a special place in the hearts of locals and visitors alike. Picture this: a sizzling, juicy sausage wrapped snugly in a warm, crispy buckwheat crepe, known as a galette. This simple yet delicious combination is a staple of Breton street food, often enjoyed at local markets, festivals, and outdoor events.

The galette, made from buckwheat flour, is a nod to Brittany’s agricultural heritage, where buckwheat thrives in the region’s rugged terrain. This earthy, nutritious crepe provides the perfect contrast to the savoury sausage nestled within. The sausage, typically a type of fresh pork sausage, is seasoned with a blend of herbs and spices, adding a burst of flavour to each bite.

What sets the galette saucisse apart is its unpretentious simplicity. There’s no need for elaborate toppings or sauces; the focus is on the quality of the ingredients and the harmony between the crispy galette and the tender, flavourful sausage. It’s a testament to the Breton philosophy of enjoying good food made from locally sourced, straightforward ingredients.

Enjoying a galette saucisse is more than just a meal; it’s an experience, a taste of Breton culture and tradition. Whether you’re strolling through a bustling market or soaking in the atmosphere at a local fest-noz, biting into a galette saucisse connects you to the rustic charm and culinary heritage of Brittany.

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