This is the first of what we hope will be a number of posts detailing interesting local producers that we have visited and meals that we've arrived at subsequently.
One of our first visits was to Jangopom, a local apple grower that has been established for 20 odd years by a very friendly Dutch couple. I took a few photos for them and when we bumped into them again in the Gaillac village market, they recognised and thanked us for the photos. It was a first tentative step towards getting to know the locals. It felt good.
Of course we left with far more apples than we knew what to do with so a little searching on the internet turned up Smitten Kitchens apple cake, which tasted great despite falling apart on exiting our little loaf tin (we are, in our defence, operating with a minimally stocked kitchen - we haven't bought any baking paper yet). I halved everything and the cake fitted perfectly, next time I'll run some baking paper under it to ease the extraction.