A Sunday morning street market in Paris

Old Aug 23rd, 2009, 09:13 AM
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A Sunday morning street market in Paris

After seeing "9" at the cinema this morning (a really excellent film, by the way), I wandered through the rue Montmartre street market that begins at the foot of the Saint Eustache church at Les Halles. It is a very small market, but it appealed to me quite a bit: http://tinyurl.com/kmqltt
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Thank you for the beautiful tour! What did you buy?
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Kerouac, you are the best! Your posts are always so interesting, I look forward to them.
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Ah, sigh, I want to be there now. Thanks, K.
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Again, merci buttercups, Kerouac. I am going to share these with a few friends who miss Paris. And who doesn't???
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Kerouac,
Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos! After seeing Julie and Julia last night and now viewing your photos I am in a Paris kinda mood!! Ohh la la!!
May have to drag out my Paris cookbook.
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kerouac, in answer to the question from bixaorellana: What are the flattened peach-looking things next to the figs?

They may be pluots, see definition below and have also seen them called saucer peaches. Very yummy.

The strangely named pluot is a hybrid of the plum and the apricot. The actual ratio works out at about 70% plum and 30% apricot

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The flattened things that look peachy are peaches. They are available in my stores but I can't remember the name of the peach. Pouots are smooth skinned, look very much like a plumb but their skin isn't bitter like a plum and the fruit comes off the pit much better than a plum. If you can get some good ones they are just delicious.
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What an "eclectic " photographer you are. I have to say that I enjoyed your gorgeous market photos.

The "WC" photos were informative, not quite as pretty, but informative.
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The flat peaches are called Flat peaches or donut peaches and they taste lovely. Some varieties are called Satsuma peaches, the skin will be redder rather than orangish.
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Kerouac,
Your photos are lovely - a feast for the eyes and make my mouth water. I love to cook - will be in Paris in mid-October in an apartment for two weeks. You mention that seafood is a special fondness of yours - any recipes you might share? I am always intimidated by the fish market, as many species I don't recognize.
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I cook mostly Thai or Indian at home. You probably are not coming to Paris to do that.
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Flat peaches called "flat peaches"...who would have thought?
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You are right! But thank you for the response.
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