Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A Food Post

I had a pretty fantastic weekend. I went to the French market twice for food and it was amazing. I had never gone by myself and I loved haggling with the merchants. I think my French is really improving, and if it isn’t, at least I think it is and that is all that matters. I won’t list everything I bought, but I will mention the fish. I bought some salmon and it was the best fish I have ever tasted. I don’t even think I would have to be a decent cook to make the fish from the market taste good. I am a convert. When I first arrived, I remember thinking, “I will never buy fish from a market,” because they handle it bare handed and it sits out in the open all day. Eating is believing and it banished all doubts. Yummmm. I will never go back to supermarket fish.

Pictures of my apartment are coming, I just have to clean first.

9 comments:

D said...

I love salmon, but I can't cook it that well. How do you cook salmon with some real flavor? My salmon usually turns out a bit dry and bland.

Julie said...

You know how envious I am, right? Paris markets sound fantastic.

Lotus Reads said...

Our family loves salmon! I usually marinate it in a little mandarin-ginger sauce and then grill it with a few mandarin segments...yum!

hellomelissa said...

mmmm! my favorite salmon is fresh-caught from lake michigan... cleaned and slapped on the grill. i'd love a photo of the market if you ever feel like posting one!

Angela in Europe said...

d-I just pan fried it with lemon juice. Usually I do something a little fancier, but the fish was just so juicy and it smelled so good that I didn't want to ruin the taste.

Julie-I actually thought of you when I was shopping.

Lotus-Fish is good and I love the idea of mandarin and ginger. I will have to try it.

Hello-Yes, fresh is the best and I happen to think this fish was pretty fresh!

Ola said...

Yummy, fish cooked in lemon juice. I love eating fish. I've bought some smoked salmon recently, not as good as freshly cooked, but quick and easy to put on a sandwage and eeeeeaaat. :-)

Moment said...

glad thing are better over there. I'd be afraid to try fish from the market too because of the way it's handled. Sounds like that's a mistake! Maybe one of these days I'll try it too.

Expat Traveler said...

I'm so happy you are closer to life and what happens in paris. You seem so much happier too! yeah!!!!

bcinfrance said...

It's interesting to read this post and then the later one about Carrefour! I hate the "hypermarkets" but somehow can't seem to avoid them...