Yesterday, my final day in France before travelling home, I watched a Basque Improvised Poetry event.
The morning started with us continuing the baking and cooking for the event - a lot of food had been made yesterday, I made two carrot cakes and there were salads and pizzas and couscous. Today, I made the cheese cake (the best part is always getting to lick the spoon afterwards ...!!) Then we made lots of "pinxos" which is Spanish for "pinchers" meaning finger food (I learnt this while in San Sebastian the day before!)
The event ran very smoothly! Unfortunately, I do not speak any Basque, so I could not mingle as much with the audience members. Plus, I didn't understand what the poetry was about! Apparently it was very funny though! One of the highlights for me was when a goat from a nearby field decided to pipe in with the poetry with impeccable timing to match the rhythm of the poet on stage. It was incredibly entertaining and the whole audience burst out laughing. Well done to the performer, though, who carried on.
The food was disappearing rapidly, but I still managed to have some pinxos, cheese cake, a little cube of cheese cake, and some roasted chickpea stew. I love all this vegetarian food, and it is also freshly made from produce from the garden, which makes it even tastier!!