Oysters from Charente Maritime

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(This is what you see when you approach Seudre, in Charente Maritime, France)

Hanif Kureishi, The Last Word (2014): [At a restaurant in Mayfair:] They began with vodka, oysters and tiger prawns, but as with all of Rob’s sprawling meals, it was some time before they even reached the base camp of the first course. Hours later, staggering out into the quiet, grand city, and feeling as if he’d swallowed someone’s head, Harry said, ‘Who would have any idea that the financial system has collapsed?”

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(This is a football match on the foreshore during the feast of the oyster and the mussel at Les Boucholeurs, Charente Maritime)

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(This is the Bouillabaisse restaurant at Passau, at the end of Germany. It serves oysters from Charente Maritime.)



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Paul Hodson

Head of Unit "EnergyEfficiency" at European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy

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