Author: Yann

The gentian

The yellow gentian grows on the Aubrac plateau between 800 and 1300 meters above the see level. It can be 2 meters high this is why its nickname is “the green skyscraper”. It takes 20 years to the plant to

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Aubrac : a village perched on the plateau

Aubrac is a village in the municipality of Saint Chely d’Aubrac, in the Aveyron department, France. It is located on the way to Santiago de Compostela. That small village was built in the XIII century thanks to a cloistered hospital

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Cheese from Aubrac : the Laguiole

On the plateau of the Aubrac, as in all the mountainous regions, the shepherds used domestics animals for farm work as well as pantry because they provided milk, cheese and meat. However, milk was very seasonal because milking and calf

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Ironwood & Laguiole knife

Ironwood specificities Ironwood is a wood from Arizona (USA), rather dark, this wood can offer golden highlights with veins well marked. One of the specificities of ironwood is its weight, it is surely one of the heaviest and densest woods

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A knife, the perfect Christmas gift

A knife as a Christmas gift The month of November has just arrived, Halloween is already behind us, and we will slowly switch to the magic of Christmas, and it is already time to think about the orders of gifts to

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