Thursday, April 29, 2010
Welcome to the Food Edition.
It's all about the food today. Walking around Paris, you can't resist the fruit and vegetable stands, the bakeries, the meat shops, the wine stores, the chocolate shops, or any other kind of foodstuff your heart desires.
Looking for honey? There's a store for that. With hundreds of different varieties of honey; lavender, thyme, orange blossom, apple blossom, cherry blossom, and any other blossom you could imagine.
Cheese is in a category all it's own. I found my way to Chez Virginie today. A sort-of famous fromagerie. It's overwhelming to say the least. I bought two little pieces that I'll have in my salad today. And the best news? Chez Virginie is just a short walk from the apartment.
There are also stores dedicated to olive oil, olives (not the same store, mind you), corners that sell only oysters, just oysters, nothing else. Creperies are everywhere.
And that is just the tip of the iceburg when it comes to food here.
Right now I have stock cooking from the carcass of my little poulet roti. And I'm pretty sure that this is what heaven smells like!
And today, I caved. When I passed the patisserie with these beautiful macarons, they just had to come with me. Very bad, I got one of each flavor.
Enjoy some of the tastes of Paris. I'm sure I'll have more.