August 25, 2008
Au Marché Provencal
Ok, I think you get it by now. I'm a HUGE francophile. It's in my heart, my blood and every cell of my being. So here you have another post about life at the wonderful Côte d'Azur (more fashion posts coming up très soon I promise). This time it's about my prefered food market in our local area: Marché Forville in the center of Cannes. Every single day people stream to the food court for everything from fruit, vegetables and flowers to local delicacies like fish from the Mediterranean, fresh eggs and the chickens who once produced them, neatly lined up (though still with their heads and feet attached). Then there's the olive oil from the oliviers which you will find aplenty in Provence and of course the tapenade, anchoïade, rouille, aïoli... It's a brilliant place for observing people as well. You will see the old people who spend their afternoons in front of l'hôtel de ville drinking their pastis and playing boules, the best chefs in the restaurant business (I saw that two-star Michelin restaurant l'Oasis had brought their little cart to market this morning as well) and everybody in between. But enough talking, these pictures speak for themselves. Really, aren't those artichokes in the first picture some of the most beautiful things?