This week’s post is a little late, I’m sorry! I came across a bit of a challenge when it came to re-blogging this post from http://www.francetaste.wordpress.com. The writer of this blog lives in Carcassonne and writes on a variety of interesting topics. I particularly enjoyed the post below and have wanted to share it with you for a little while now. As autumn is setting in, it’s high time I posted it!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Tomorrow is Saturday, the best day of the week. Market day.
There are markets on Tuesday and Thursday, but they’re smaller. Saturdays bring more sellers and buyers. It’s a big social event, centered on food. So very French.
I have my favorite vendors. I try to stick to seasonal produce. It is better in season, and the lack of it out of season makes it all the more special when it’s available.
The apples have appeared. The nectarines and peaches are still going strong, but you can tell they’re going to get farineuse–mealy–pretty soon.
There are plenty of tomatoes, and now that the heat has broken, it’s time to make spaghetti sauce.
An adieu to summer….
That’s per kilo…
Rotisserie chicken….just TRY walking past!
Ham or jambon
Almonds or amandes
A little entertainment
Snails or escargots
Figs or figues
Apricots, or abricots, still in late summer! Our tree’s fruit was ripe and eaten in July!
Cucumbers, or concombres
White and purple eggplant, or aubergine
Do you cook from scratch? What will you miss most about summer’s bounty?
My shopping caddy, stuffed to the gills.
Source: The French Market – Taste of France