Sunday, December 18, 2011
My Brother-in-Law and Nephew like to go hunting in nearby woods and forests. but hunting in France is no joke. There is a specific season, which is winter (perfect for now) and only hunters with a special hunting permit are allowed to fire a gun. For example, if my husband (who has no hunting permit) was to join the hunt, he would be part of the trackers, which is the group that brings the hunting dogs and makes noise to encourage the wild animals to go out of their hiding place for the hunters to shoot them. It may sound cruel for some, but it is a legal activity when done properly and very enjoyable for many.
Since the boys have busy schedules during the week, this hunting sessions are usually on Sundays. This day is usually pretty quiet as even the family dog joins in the hunt. The hunters usually spend the whole day in the woods and forests so my brother-in-law is in charge of the meal of the day. He usually asks the butcher to prepare him a meal for the whole group while the others bring the cold cuts, desserts, cheese, and drinks.
Hunting was yesterday and they got 5 Sangliers / Wild Boars. It was a good day for them. And it was an even better day for us back home because my Brother-in-Law brought back the leftovers of their meal: Couscous Royale (without meat though). Couscous Royale is a Middle-Eastern dish that is very common in France. It smelled delicious and I gladly volunteered to have some for my lunch today. LOL.