The van was the Lindsay's home during a journey across eleven countries from August 1968 to end of May 1969. Their travels in Scotland, England and Spain are detailed in their first book, Hungry Hearts. In this sequel, Ann brings to life the aesthetics of commerce in the marketplaces of France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and Denmark.
Travelling in the van with a gas burner allowed them to truly eat local:
• a casserole of Camarague rice along the Camarague delta
• fish soup in Marseille
• mortadella ravioli in Bologna
• Sachertorte in Vienna
• fondue in the Swiss Alps
• Black Forest cake in the Black Forest
• Brot mit Wurst in Germany
• Edam cheese with genever in Edam
They slept with a circus troupe in France; under snow drifts in the Alps; beside a panther in Hamburg. Enough memories to keep their hearts forever young.
Back in Canada, the van hauled furniture, books and cookware to set up Ann McColl's Kitchen Utensils and Victoriana two months after their return, August 1969, on Dundas Street, London, Ontario.
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