Sorry, the entire thread is gorgeous, but the plump purple beauties brought me to my knees. What fun to see such beautiful foodstuffs, many of which are pretty much unavailable here, such as the dark green zucchini and the beautiful sweet potatoes.
What kind of seasoning is used to boil the shrimp? Are they really only 2 euros a kilo? Surely not! Speaking of money, I see cheese is not cheap even in France. My god, the variety!
I just love the way those stripedy little melons look. What are the flattened peach-looking things next to the figs?
It's been ages since I feasted my eyes on goldenrod and bachelor buttons -- so pretty.
The flat peach things are a variety of peach called Paraguayo. I discovered them for the first time this year. They are really tasty and sweet.
The "gray things" were most likely different kinds of goats milk cheese. And the jars of cherry jam in one of the cheese pictures are jars of black cherry jam eaten with sheeps milk cheese from the Pyrenees.
Seems it is "new" I don't really remember a street market so close to St-Eustache. The first place I stayed in Paris for any length of time was near marché Montorgueil (so very central). Marché "Saint-Eustache-Les Halles" Ce nouveau marché perpétue la tradition du commerce de rue dans le quartier des Halles. Rue Montmartre, entre la rue Rambuteau et la rue du Jour Jeudi de 12h30 à 20h30, dimanche de 7h à 15 h Métro : Châtelet-Les Halles
Splendid pics,everything looks so lush and fresh. I am curious about the shrimp as well,do they use a spicy type of boil? I know in NY they don't ,and I'm always disappointed in how bland they taste. Where does most of the fruit come from? The purple figs,of some Mediterranean origin it would seem. The melons are simply gorgeous. The architecture and surrounding buildings so beautiful as well. Thanks for this K.
I will join in on the fig worship. They are starting to appear in markets in the states now, but for whatever reason not in my market. Since most figs come from California (one state away from me), I do not understand why my friend in Florida can buy them this week but there are none to be found here.
However the paraguayos can be found here and I will second or third that they are delicious!
K2, your photos are wonderful, as always. I, too am curious about the shrimp as they are clearly cooked. Are they simply boiled or is there something else about the cooking?
Yes, it looks wonderful indeed! I'm arriving this Thursday morning (Aug. 27) to spend a week in Paris, so will make sure to visit this market while I'm there. What great good luck for me to see your post just now!
This market is beautiful, but so are several others, all over Paris. Rue Montorgueil also includes a regular (small) supermarket, or at least it did when I was there, if you are missing any staple products.
Oh K2, great great great. Does this run on Sundays all the time, because this is about a 10 minute walk for us from the apartment. You have a picture of girolle mushrooms, we call them chantrelles. I love the fish and the shrimp. We have a spice mixture called Old Bay which is what I use to boil shrimp. How far up Rue Montmarte does this go?? Also, on the side of the Haricot Vert what are the long green vegetables?
Oh god, I have died and gone to foodie lovers heave !!
gyllenhaalic, 24 days for you and 21 days for us!!!!
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No, langoustines are not crayfish. As you can tell, the name is a diminutive of "langouste" (lobster), and they are sort of situated somewhere between the two. One of the most common English names is "Norway lobster." They were my French grandfather's absolute favorite food (but due to the price, he didn't have them often!).
the coveredmarket in Rue d'Olive looks great even though it was closed when we wennt on Monday. we stopped for a coffee and hot choolate aat a nerby cafe and it was very goo for a total of Euros 4.20.....is this the best deal in Paris. Also served with greatcheerand a smile.
Ah yes, sorry, Monday is the day that it is closed. The marché de la Chapelle is the most expensive market of the 18th arrondissement (according to the local monthly newspaper of the arrondissement), but the local cafés around it are absolutely in line with the prices of working class Paris.
Nice!!!! When I saw the mushrooms, a memory of last summer's holidays in Parc des Ecrins rose in my mind. There were so many mushrooms and nobody picked them! We had them for the dinner for all our stay in the Ailefroide camping! Do french eat only porcines and cockerels? We picked tonns of Suillus granulatus ( sorry don't know the name in english) - it was a luxury for a camping kitchen!
The French eat all sorts of mushrooms, but except for the rural specialists they are afraid to pick them, since we are all raised to be afraid of poisonous mushrooms that look delicious.
There was an urban myth for many years that if you picked wild mushrooms, you could go into any pharmacy and have them tell you if they were edible or not. I'm sure that most modern pharmacists -- except in rural areas -- are not qualified to determine such things and in any case most of the people in rural areas do not require this service. I would assume, however, that in pharmacy school, they must spend a day or two on mushroom identification, because pharmacists anywhere in France are supposed to be able to help in most medical emergencies if there is no doctor around.