Chicken in Paris

Feb 27th, 2005, 11:15 AM
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no, Ira but they do wear ties!
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Feb 27th, 2005, 02:42 PM
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Melissa, I still haven't scanned them all (we're not digital yet)! Am waiting for another snowy day so that I won't feel guilty about it.

But yes, I will definitely send you the marathon pix!
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Feb 27th, 2005, 02:52 PM
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Hi Jane,

You might have been too early and they weren't ready yet.
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Feb 27th, 2005, 05:54 PM
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Do French chickens come in classes? Like "buy Oregon/Washington chicken instead of southern chicken"? Actually, an experienced world traver did tell me "when in Paris, buy rotisserie chicken".
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Feb 27th, 2005, 06:19 PM
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Well, there is actually a French chicken--the famed poulet de Bresse that has its own A.O.C. designation.

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Feb 27th, 2005, 08:13 PM
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Those chickens are also unique with the red top and blue feet.
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Feb 27th, 2005, 08:20 PM
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And White feathers?
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Feb 27th, 2005, 08:28 PM
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I am seriously beginning to think that being in Paris is more fun then being in Italy, LOL.

And oh, those chickens sound yummy!
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Feb 27th, 2005, 08:40 PM
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I was tempted last week by chickens cooking on spits several times, at the Place Maubert, on rue Mouffetard, wherever. It just never seemed to be the right time for us to buy one, between all the restaurant meals and all the cheese and pate we had at the apartment. I noticed that the ones at the Maubert market did have labels denoting their place of origin. I think Parisians buy a lot of their food based on the region, and even the town, that it comes from. That's certainly true of oysters.
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Feb 27th, 2005, 09:24 PM
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Nikki, you are awake! Are you having jet lag? I hope you don't have to go to work Monday. And hope you get your luggage soon.

And I am serious about Paris. I have never been to France and never had a big desire to until I came on Fodors. Now I want to visit Paris so bad.
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Feb 27th, 2005, 09:33 PM
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I suggest, on a nice day, going to Rue Buci, getting a "takeout" rotisserie chicken, carrot puree, and/or other vegetables, and having the best atmosphere of all - a picnic on the Seine. (the take out place in the middle of the street on the side close to the river comes to mind)

When I lived there, it was a staple of our diet. Far less expensive than a restaurant, equally delicious, a better view, and you can gnaw on the fabulous bones and morsels all you want without getting strange looks from dining patrons.
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Feb 28th, 2005, 02:22 AM
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At every market we went to in France (Paris, Burgundy, Provence) there was a mobile chicken rotisserie truck. They always smelled incredible. My husband dubbed it the Chicken-mobile. That is how we want to spend our retirement. We will need to work due to lack of foresight in our youth so why not travel the world on the back of a chicken?
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Feb 28th, 2005, 03:55 AM
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I must remember to pack the handi-wipes! I think I'll take some cheap wine glasses this time, too. (Please, I hope no one brings up the wineglass thread from last year!)
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Feb 28th, 2005, 05:42 AM
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we got the best rotisserie chicken off a massive rotisserie in the Latin Qtr, in the outdoor market on rue moffetard (sp?)
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Feb 28th, 2005, 05:23 PM
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My mouth is watering. Actually sounds better to me than the $500 dinner someone mentioned a few months ago!
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Mar 1st, 2005, 10:33 AM
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we walked around the market w/ our chicken and picked up 2 kinds of cheese, a baguette and some fresh figs. The trick was asking for a plastic knife in french so we could use it on the cheese/bread. It was comical but eventually got one.
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Mar 1st, 2005, 10:35 AM
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I've been chicken about alot of things, but never in Paris.
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Mar 1st, 2005, 11:35 AM
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About grades of chickens: the Label Rouge is a sign of quality. Bresse chickens are reputedly the best, but chickens from Les Landes also have a good rep. "Poulet fermier" means farm-raised, as opposed to "poulet blanc" which means the more ordinary kind.
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Mar 1st, 2005, 12:41 PM
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the need for a knife is why I pack in my checked luggage some paperplates and plastic utensils, and a corkscrew
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Thanks for the information~
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