Sunday, July 18, 2010

Marvelous Markets of Paris

I wish you could've come with me to the markets in Paris. You would've seen so many wonderful things like…

The vibrant produce.

Luscious strawberries meticulously arranged.

And peaches wearing strawberry hats.

Fragrant melons.

Lettuce so alive.

Potatoes without a blemish.

Tomatoes of character.

Bouquets of wild asparagus.

Wild mushrooms split open.

Wedges of giant squash.

Splashes of color.

Creamy, tangy yogurt in collectible glass jars.

Ripe and pungent cheese.

Countless olives.

Purple, green, and black.

Each variety sharp and briny in its own unique way.

Marinated vegetables.

A flavor of tapenade to suit every taste.

More splashes of color.

Pristine fish fillets on ice in the open air.

Bundles of slender razor clams.

Baskets of oysters of all kinds.

Plump little frog legs.

Impeccably fresh whole gizzards, my favorite!

Pig extremities.

And other offal pig parts in the form of sausage, most definitely not my favorite.

Pâtés sold by the slab from earthenware bakers.

Artfully prepared terrines.

Then the cured meats.

Saucisson sec piled high.

Chickens spinning their way to succulent deliciousness.

And cooks wielding poulet roti.

It was a feast for the eyes.

Previously: Pictures of Paris.
Next up: Paris Sweets, or The Sugar High that Lasted Six Days.


Carmie, the Single Nester said...

A feast for my eyes and all of my senses! What gorgeous photos!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

I wish I was with you in Paris too! What gorgeous photos!

Valen said...

Wow! Amazing pictures! I wish I was in Paris.

WizzyTheStick said...

Oh I wish I could have come too. Those tomatoes are fabulous they look like giant Scotchbonnet peppers

Kate said...

What a wonderful market! I can smell the many flavors just gazing at your photos. Thank you for the great trip.

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