Menus for the Autumn Season— Snapping Fire and Fuming Spit: The Hunter Comes Home for Dinner

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The Auberge of the Flowering Hearth

By Roy Andries De Groot

Published 1973

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After dinner, Mademoiselle Vivette was remembering the seasonal cycles of almost forty years since she first came to the Valley of La Chartreuse: “There are certain special times of each year when Ray and I could not bear to be away from here. Perhaps the most magnificent weeks usually come between the middle of September and the beginning of November. It is the brilliant time of color when we watch the splendid shadings of browns, golds, greens, reds, yellows changing from day to day—even between the early morning and the late afternoon.”