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Zucchini (Courgette) Gratin; The Importance of Leaving August — 11 Comments

  1. I went back to work on August 28 and was amazed how empty the office were. And this is a teaching establishment! I thought that the August thing was changing with people spreading out their holidays more over the year, but now I’m not so sure.

  2. Ha! I adore the August mentality of Europe, and LOVED the quoted conversation, above. I laughed out loud and then some.
    Yes, September is here!

  3. Tanna, Every day… One would think after 12 years he would get it! He knows it; just can’t understand it!
    Betty, the summer went fast, didn’t it? Welcome back – to your smaller family…
    Lydia, you were thinking you wanted to experience the hordes???? Or the quiet of Paris in August?
    Janelle, it IS funny, now… in September…
    Zoomie, yes, then there is the invasion of the zucchini in August, as well ;-))

  4. I had a conversation with the manager at the bank (which was open in August) about why the money we moved from our bank in America to our bank in France hadn’t arrived in France yet. When he shrugged and told me it was August and the vacances, I tried to explain that my direct debits didn’t know that it was August! He just looked at me with an expression that said, “please go away.”
    Thankfully it is September and all is back to normal now. And we can enjoy going to the beach again!

  5. I know – I couold not believe it when I heard every high-end restaurant in paris closes up shop for all of August!! Amazing.
    Love the zucchini dish too – anything with zucchini and cheese has GOT to be a good thing!

  6. I made this as part of dinner tonight, and WOW. It was AMAZING. My dinner guest wanted the recipe, so I’m stopping by to grab the link and send her your way. Absolutely delicious, and I agree — smoked paprika in this is really quite fabulous. What flavor and what texture, even with fat-free yogurt!

  7. Loulou, I think August brings out the worst in people!
    Jeanne, cheese makes everything wonderful!
    Yeah, Paris in August is strange.
    Genie, I’m so glad you liked it!

  8. I thought this dish sounded great but I tried it and it look great when it came out of the oven but resembled scrambled egg when I dished it up!! I followed the recipe exactly. What did I do wrong??