Back to French farmers marches in the streets. This time Marches des Producteurs on Bd de Reuilly12th arron.
Saucisse sautéed on the spot - the aromas put you in the right frame of mind.
Crowds form when there's cooking going on.
Onion beignets frying up.
But I saved my euros...
For this gorgeous bottle of vinagre a la framboise from la Comtesse de Chateau Merle. The look was so enticing, jam-packed with berries.
I bought a bunch of Laurel/Bay leaves too. I better get a French cookbook soon...
I did make apple compote and tossed in a vanilla pod today. Perfection.
Vin chaud. Tis is the season. It will be everywhere but I'll end up on the floor out cold if I down half a cup.
The Raspberry lady from Pari Fermier was here too. These farmers make the rounds on the weekends and produce like crazy during the week on their farms.They come up with endless variations on a theme whether the product is honey, walnuts or raspberries.
Sheep yogurt in a wide variety of flavors including chestnut. I meant to go back...
A sheep from the Alps-Pyrenees at Salon Saveurs, another food fair.
Salon Saveurs was at Porte de Versailles this weekend. There are farmers but more distributers, so more polished and much less hay. Still very fun.
I almost got vanilla pods from Tahiti (2 gousses for 10 euros). They were so much more delicate and fragrant than the Bourbon beans. I do regret not diving in.
Duck/canard at both food fairs in every form under the sun including almost life size chocolate.
At both marches the tastes are endless. No wonder the French are discerning from an early age.
Shopping is much more fun than the high-end department stores at the marches too. And the interchange is informing and friendly.
You won't find these big home-made nut tartes at l'Epicerie or at these prices.
I got my snails last night.
They were delicious. A PBer from Australia said, there's an awful lot of food at Parisbreakfast these days. Heading into the holidays, which begin much earlier in France, it will be difficult to avoid. I'll try for balance but preparation for holidays/fetes commences here with passion.
The next Marches des Producteurs will be on Square des Batignolles in the 17th arrondissement December 7 - 8. Don't miss it if you want to sample fresh foods straight from the farm in the city.
The Christmas windows on PB tomorrow.