Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Richard Lenoir Market, Paris

 John and I are very lucky to be living very near to the fabulous Marché Richard Lenoir especially now that I'm often cooking our dinner at our apartment.
The market starts at the Bastille monument
and runs up the Boulevard Richard Lenoir.
 The market sells clothing, but
 specializes in fresh produce from around France. Watermelon. anyone?
I always get fresh spinach ( L'épinard, in French) for sauteing and salads.
 We like to have pears mixed with strawberries in our morning yogurt.
John and I love the produce sellers
 and fellow shoppers in the morning bustle.
 There are always free samples.
I've been getting terrific pork chops from one of the butchers.
 There's a fountain at the center of the produce stalls where other types of merchandize are often sold.
 The fish produce is always beautifully displayed.
 You can also find prepared foods like this rhubarb nectar,
these seafood snacks,
 and this tempting paella to take home for lunch!
 Maybe with some vanilla flan for dessert.
 We never leave without at least one fresh olive baguette for dinner
 as is obviously poking out of John's bag on the way home.
Last week we took home a lovely little bouquet of
lily-of-the -valley.
No more to be found now!


  1. See if you can stuff one of those red velvet stools into your carry-on for me. ;-)

  2. We'll see what we can do, Shell, but we already have our eye on a full-sized mid-century bar.

  3. Rhubarb nectar! Mmmm that sounds good. And that paella looks amazing. So many wonderful things to choose from.

  4. Anything rhubarb gets high marks with me, Q! Going to put some in your garden? BTW, I deleted a repeat of your comment if you were wondering what the above concerned. Bill