I thought perhaps, with the pre-Thanksgiving weekend upon us, we need to think about
what to eat. After all, most of you here in the US will be out shopping for your
big meal on Thursday, additional cooking at home may not be something
you plan this weekend.
I also believe we all need some cheering up and comfort food often helps.
What could be better than sharing food photos I took in France last month.
There, as in much of Europe, the outdoor and indoor markets are remarkable
places abundant in everything 'gastronomique'.
Copious amounts of ready-to-cook and already cooked foods, overflow from
market baskets, crates, counters, bakeries, and street vendors ovens.
One could never go hungry here, and one doesn't have to think that only the
home kitchen can produce great tasting, healthy food!
All these wonderful foods were top quality - let's face it, the French know
food, how to choose the ingredients, preparation, cooking, serving.
The actual eating is like theatre, with a great glass of wine - the final act lasts
long, with appetite satiated, company enjoyed whether with one special person
or a great group of family or friends.
Yes, I have to repeat, the French know their food and we thank them
for educating us when it comes to cooking and eating.
I just know you found something here you would like to get your hands on!
Whether you want to fill your market basket with the veggies and cook from scratch,
or just grab one of those beautiful pastries calling to you from the pâtisserie
display, everything will be fresh, flavorful and perfect.
After all - this is France and they know food.