Bonjour!!! Things have been a little quiet here at The Table. As you can see, I’ve been sitting at “another” table – mainly in Paris and Provence for the last couple of weeks. I know, you feel my pain, right?
My original plan was to post some of these photos during the trip – but “le wi fi” is not as abundant as I’d thought and to be honest, I did not have a lot of downtime. As my husband and I say “we take trips… not vacations” – which means we don’t laze around our hotel room … we are up and out, exploring… and of course, eating!!!
And this trip was no different – there was much on offer – and we did our best to sample as much of it as possible!
Spring has definitely arrived in Paris … the markets were full of fresh asparagus, berries, tomatoes and melons…
And of course… there was the bread… (sigh)
And the saucisson… so many kinds and so little time….
And to go with all that lovely bread and saucisson…. olives and artichokes… peppers and tomatoes….
And … cheese. Sorry, there are no photos of that… it is simply too painful… I am having serious cheese withdrawals as I type this. How can you not love a country where you can get fabulous cheese for a few euros? The outdoor marches, the fromageries… even the supermarche we shopped at in St. Remy had fabulous cheese!
But lest you think this trip was all about the food -which it wasn’t… well, not really….
It was definitely about joie de vivre…
Like this splendid parade of people on bicycles sporting vintage Parisian attire…and all manner of baskets filled with baguettes.. and I am sure some glorious cheese….
Still have no idea what this was all about… but considering how glorious the weather was.. perhaps that was reason enough!
I came away from this trip re inspired… my mind is still whirling with all dishes I want to make and share with you! But most importantly, I was reminded that truly good food does not have to complicated or extravagant. Over the next several weeks I’ll be posting a variety of simple dishes featuring the bounty of late spring and early summer produce!