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France – Market Days

August 30, 2014

We’ve been to markets in Carcassonne, Revel, Bram and Mirepoix.  They have all been excellent  with some bigger than others.  They all feature food that is the freshest and more than likely from somewhere within 100 miles.  If not 100 then at least from somewhere in the EU.

Moules and frites - my favourite

Moules and frites – my favourite

Tasting is the best part of going to the market. Vendors are always willing to allow you a taste of whatever they are selling.  Not only is there the fresh food but there’s also quite the selection of cooked food as well.  I can’t admit to having bought any of the cooked food other than a rotisserie chicken.  It’s usually to early in the morning for eating or thinking about mussels or paella. However, it all looks good.

Choices

Choices

We have made a habit of going to Revel on Saturday mornings for their market.  It’s more of a social thing than any buying spree but it does help to fill up the larder.  However, we have got to know the waiter at the restaurant where we sit before we begin the market tour.  We divide up the list of things we need to buy, have a coffee and perhaps a liquer and then head out to our favourite vendors.  I love the chatter, the politeness, the pace, the social interaction, great combination of country and city and the selection.

And there's the live animals on can take home and cook!

And there’s the live animals on can take home and cook!

 

Bread sold by the pound. All kinds and without doubt great.

Bread sold by the pound. All kinds and without doubt great.

 

What can I say

What can I say

And there is always entertainment for the kids

And there is always entertainment for the kids

 

And last of all there always seems to be music at the market

And then there are the musicians and puppeters

 

 

One Comment leave one →
  1. Annie Boldt permalink
    August 30, 2014 17:17

    oh U guys,
    STOP IT ALREADY!!!
    Annie B.

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