A Market Orgy

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Ok, I know you want to see something besides jewel-like vegetables and fruits, but it’s so hard to stop.  These gorgeous little tomatoes, Reine Claude plums, and incredibly sweet figs just seem so much more important than anything else these days.  I know, we need to get serious, not spend all of our time shopping, cooking, and eating, but I ask you: how?

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If you opened your market basket and this were just a part of what came tumbling out, what would you do?  Would you be thinking about world affairs, the cultural practices of foreigners in a strange land, the uses of the subjunctive in a dimly-heard language?  Or would you be thinking about lunch?

And then, if there were also this in your basket

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would you be able to resist?  The soft and slightly sweet pain viennois, fougasse with olives and duck cracklings, and a réligieuse filled with chocolate pastry cream, or the latest news from the World Cup of rugby?  You choose.

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8 Comments on “A Market Orgy”


  1. You ask HOW to get serious in the face of the wonderful things to eat & cook within France.

    I ask: WHY BOTHER? Just enjoy.

  2. Jan Says:

    Lunch! ……….and dinner and breakfast and snack time and……

    Absolutely stunning photos. I really want those pastries.

  3. Shaya Says:

    Just beautiful Abra. Food is the unerversal joy around the world. It sounds like you and Shel are fitting in Beautifully. Hopefully Mr pussycat with get into the swing of French culinary tradition soon enough!

  4. Malarkey Says:

    fougasse with olives and duck cracklings?!? … omg, YUM! I’d lose my mind there.

  5. Annie Says:

    Is the religieuse the best one Shel ever had?

  6. Abra Says:

    He says he actually preferred the coffee one he had a couple of days ago, with a coffee pastry cream and coffee glaze. He’s a religieuse nut!

  7. ludja Says:

    Abra your photos stupendous and the commentary commentary wonderful. Great pix of Beppo too. I hope he gets used to the new food soon. Fougasse with olives and duck cracklings… yum.

  8. Lorna Says:

    *sigh* That religieuse looks incredible. I often prefer the coffee ones as well as sometimes the chocolate pastry cream is not intense enough.


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