Sunday 14 August 2011

French Food Safari......

Cheese cakes! Chinon market,  France

A recent request to supply framed photographs for the walls of a local French restaurant has me trawling through my digital archives. For many, my travel photography is a touch banal or even bizarre. It reflects, as does my size, a deep - seated family passion for food. For me, the main attraction of the weekly French markets is the food stalls, particularly those manned by the producers, be it fresh crisp greens, du meil from quaint, conically shaped hives, rounds of goats' cheeses, fresh and soft to aged and hardened or twisted lengths of pungent salamis. And then there is the rainbow stalls of nougat - green, white, pink yellow and brown............ J'aime manger.

In France, Cooking is a serious art form and
a national sport.

Julia Child

Without butter, without eggs, there is no reason to come
to France. 

Paul Bocuse

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.  Voltaire

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
George Bernard Shaw

Pepper is small in quantity and great in virtue. 
Miam.........fresh, French nougat, Apt market, France

Good Living is an act of intelligence,
by which we choose things
which have an agreeable taste

rather than those which do not.