I may have overdone it at the market today! I don’t make it to President Wilson Market* every week, but when I do, I am always impressed and a bit overwhelmed. It is a visual and cultural treat – which makes it a great tourist destination. Yet despite all the foreign languages you hear, you also see an equal number of regulars. And for good reason – the bounty of French agriculture is on grand display and completely irresistible.
Now that summer is in full swing, I felt an urge to buy seasonal fruits, fire up the oven, and make some yummy fruit crumble and a clafoutis. As usual, the market did not disappoint. I got everything on my list and more. If it is in season, you will find it there. I ended up with berries, cherries, melon, rhubarb, artichokes, radishes, and onions, to name a few. My guiding principle in buying: is it beautiful? That meant I ended up with three times what I planned. Also, I can’t make a trip to the market without passing up the “bread lady.” Today I bought a dense whole wheat bread with figs. Just try to imagine that with a slab of fresh butter and tell me your mouth isn’t watering!
And since I overdid it with my buying, I also overdid it with photos… just too beautiful not to share. Enjoy!
*Ave President Wilson, near the Iéna metro.
Wed, 7–2:30; Sat, 7–3.
Walk west from the Pont de l’Alma on ave President Wilson.