Archive for ‘Travel’

May 22, 2011

French Groceries | Marché Central, Nancy

I was at a Slow Food Columbus meeting recently and overheard someone mention how many other cities have one central market, whereas Columbus has many scattered farmer’s markets.  Farmers market season is truly gearing up here in Columbus and today’s lovely weather reminded me how beautiful the central market in Nancy was when I visited last month.   The Nancy market had everything from freshly butchered whole lapins, to the famous Bresse chickens, diminutive Periwinkles, tiny glass pots of tangy, fruit-laced yogurts, and tender white asparagus the exact length and thickness of a baby’s arm.  I loved how the fresh herbs were displayed and kept fresh in cascading water fountains.  Here are a few of my favorite photos.

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Playlist included C’est la vie, par Coralie Clément

May 6, 2011

Delivery

At night on the streets of Brussels, under bare bulb illuminated striped awnings, teeny cafe tables perilously balance candles, seafood platters, buckets of moules, mounds of frites and encourage smiling diners to stay a little later, have one more Kriek, share one more story.

The next day that very same street is closed up tight: light bulbs switched off, awnings drawn in, tables gone, sidewalks washed and no one at all on the street.

Save for the delivery man.  Leaving bags of onions and crates of young lettuces and meter long baguettes.  The ingredients to create an enchanting evening all over again.

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