Today is a holiday in France. It’s lundi de Paques–Easter Monday. Many villages celebrate with a giant omelette.
Cooked en plein air, because that’s what spring is all about.
The fire is fueled by stumps of vines, or pieds de vignes.
Bacon, onions and mushrooms sauté first.
Usually there’s also wild asparagus, but last year, when these photos were taken, the wild asparagus was all gone by Easter, which was a couple of weeks later in spring.
Six bowls of eggs were employed.
Cooked with a close eye–it’s hard to adjust the heat on a fire.
The invitation is “apporter les couverts”–bring your covers. Everybody arrives with a cute basket with their plates, silverware, glasses and napkins. It certainly simplifies cleanup. We keep a basket packed, ready for the next local fête.
Dining is outdoors, weather permitting.