August 25, 2008

Au Marché Provencal

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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?

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4 comments:

Bloggerella said...

Great photos! The artichokes are really pretty. But what I really adore is that the avocados look perfectly ripe compared to those hard as a rock versions you often get in Denmark.
I guess it is a drawback of goods like avocados not being grown near by.

Mettch said...

That is so true! Finding a ripe avocado in Denmark can be nearly impossible. Here the fruit and veggies are all local produce, picked at the height of its season. I wished we something like that here as well. I never attended the farmer's market on Nørrebro but I'm thinking I might this upcoming Saturday :)

Mila said...

Great pics....
Check out my little Flicr mosaic i made of Paris...you might like it.

Bye, hope you're fine!

x Mila.

danica said...

All of your photographs look so beautiful! It was obviously a truly wonderful trip :)