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“Who comes to France to make soup?”

“Who comes to France to make soup?” asks Gaston. “What more French thing to do than to boil up a carcass with some mirepoix to make potage?” Mimi responds. Making soup is part of our Monday ritual at Montplaisir. First, visit the Monday morning Mirepoix market and purchase produce for the Read more →

fish stand, marché

Le plus ça change, le plus ça change

Two years on, and we’re finding not even rural France remains frozen in time. C’est dommage, mais, ça, c’est la vie. The commune of Mirepoix is extracting value from its forests this past summer: stands throughout the area have been harvested, and the logs are piled alongside the highways awaiting Read more →

marché

Marché-ing to the tune of French markets

From October 2009 Gaston and I have had further, positive revelations on the question of la nourriture: French public markets. Les marchés are nothing like Granville Island’s sanitized vegetable warehouse outlet. Here, local or at least regional producers selling their specialties of the season predominate. Our first market was on Read more →