A convivial and enjoyable evening at a fundraiser in the village hall. A meal of aligot. Really garlicky cheesy mash, whipped until it is smooth and pliable as dough. Served with juicy sausage of the region, wine and good cheer.
The hall was filled with generations of villagers from grandparents to children. Families and friends feasting and singing together. Many of the young people who left for study or work have returned to their farms; finding their roots. Tradition blends with change as the community and its land gradually evolve: dairy has gone, less cereals are grown and more fields are being planted as nut orchards growing walnut, hazelnut, pistachio and almond.