|Cooking with the seasons|
After a night out at the American Library, listening to Susan Herrmann Loomis talk about seasonal cooking, which I am a great believer.
to celebrate the changing seasons ... be sure to make it to a new market. Its my bi-weekly outing now.
So, ...I just got back from the Marché Ave du Président Wilson, Also Called the Marché du Pont de l'Alma, an open aired market in the 16th. It takes place every Wednesday and Saturday morning, from about 7am to 2:30 pm. Its so close to the 7th, a bus 92 away.
|to be as red as a tomato (to be embarrassed)|
What a market. A real “total senses” adventure, the colors of the flowers, the fruits and vegetables, the spices, the smell of it all, the setting ... in the middle of one of the most affluent areas of Paris, right around the corner form the YSL museum (another something to put in your agenda), the feel of the excitement of what you are going to cook when you get home, tasting the seasonal fruits as you move from vendor to vendor .... so, with figs, cepes, the last of the heirloom tomatoes, fresh thyme, regional honey, and a bit of autumn color in the form of one large hortensia bloom, I politely pushed my way onto the bus. Thinking over that I really could have carried that polka-dotted scarf ...
|To put one's two cents in|
|I don't have any money!|
I went there particularly to find a certain direct producer, Joel Thibault. He is famous for his produce and many of the finest restaurants praise his produce. I never actually found him ...
la prochaine fois ... next time I will try to follow my own rules !