Don’t we all love marchés?
Filled with ambient warmth, there’s an abundance of food, flowers and friendship in the marketplaces of cities and hamlets throughout the country. In a riot of color, vegetables and flowers compete for best in class. Potatoes and tomatoes and thick, strong leeks pave the way to exotic white asparagus, petite radishes, raspberries, and melons – the selection is endless. Rotisseries fill the air with roasting chickens, and the line is several deep to purchase just-the-right cheese.
Imagine a simple butter-salt-pepper addition to slow-steamed vegetables! Or dollops of crème fraiche over black raspberries from the French countryside. This day in Aix-en-Provence, naturally we pick a flavorful Gruyère de Comté to enjoy with our artisan bread. It’s really no surprise that we talk of dinner, while eating our lunch!
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