Marché President Wilson / Marché du Pont de l’Alma

goodies from President Wilson Market - playing with my food
goodies from President Wilson Market – playing with my food

 

goodies from President Wilson Market
goodies from President Wilson Market

 

 

goodies from President Wilson Market Brando didn't help with the shopping, just wants to help with the eating.  Besides, he hates it when I don't include him in the pictures!
goodies from President Wilson Market
Brando didn’t help with the shopping, just wants to help with the eating. Besides, he hates it when I don’t include him in the pictures!
goodies from President Wilson Market
goodies from President Wilson Market

 

 

President Wilson Market - Olives, please!
President Wilson Market – Olives, please!

 

the exchange
the exchange

 

goodies from President Wilson Market - fig bread
goodies from President Wilson Market – fig bread

 

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.

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