Friday, December 10, 2010

Life in Paris: Food

During our week in Paris it was all about the food. As I mentioned, we flew in for Thanksgiving, but rather than eat for an entire day, like a typical American Thanksgiving, we devoured delicious, rich food for an entire week. Flaky chocolate croissants, fresh baked bread, local goat cheese, champagne, and on and on. I thought I would take you on a little food tour throughout the 17th arrondissment and beyond...

One thing I loved about shopping for groceries for Thanksgiving meal was going from place to place to gather our items-- to the farmer's market for cheese, to the indoor market for vegetables and to pick up the turkey, to the butcher shop for sausage, to the bakery for bread, and to the wine shop for wine. While this may seem like a lot of shops, the specialized nature of each makes the quality of the items excellent (except for the celery...I've never seen such sad looking celery...but it was about 20 degrees out so maybe that was a contributing factor).

For the full gluttonous confessional food tour, click HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my word. I am so incredibly wanting to hop on a plane to France and prove my mother wrong- that I did take French in high school for a reason! I love J.B's jaunty hat in the market pic. Even the fish looks better in France....sigh.