Sunday, June 14, 2015

My Week in Cannes - The Sequel





One of the pleasures of my visit to Cannes was the morning visit
to the best farmers' market I've ever seen.

This is how it's done:
You begin in the coffee shop opposite the east entrance.
You have your morning coffee and croissant and a little conversation.
Then you take a leisurely walk looking at all the market stalls,
fantasizing what you would buy and cook if you lived there.
You come out in the west entrance and sit the cafe there,
having another small coffee and resting from all this activity.
And then you begin your day.


Featured in the bottom photo: my plate of roasted vegetables
with rice-stuffed cabbage and grape leaves and Taztiki

101 comments:

  1. I like your morning visit to the farmers' market. The place is clean, neat and very interesting with all the fresh products on display.

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  2. That's funny how you see this kind of market and our way of living ... I love the pic with cheeses ... and this man with the beret .... have a lovely sunday !

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    1. I'm sure I have only a superficial view of life in France but every time I've been I've felt that you have a better understanding of how to live.

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  3. Lovely pictures Amalia! We have some fantastic green markets here and I love going through the stalls picking my fruits and vegetables.
    Your plate looks delicious - I think that is a vine leaf roll (the stuffed one) - it is a specialty in my country and for the meat lovers, they are stuffed, that is to say rolled with minced meat mixed with rice. Mouth-watering indeed :)

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    1. We make a lot of stuffed vegetables, red pepper are my favorite, and they are stuffed with meat and rice. But vine leaves I've never tasted with meat, should give it a try.

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  4. Yummy pictures !!!!
    Have a fun week !
    Anna

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  5. Oh, those tomatoes! I love tomatoes and you now have my mouth watering. How great it would be to live near that market.

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    1. We don't have these heirloom tomatoes at all around here and the French have them in a variety of colors. Is that justice? You can tell they are delicious :-)

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  6. Wow, now that is some market, stunning produce. I love the way you do it starting with coffee and croissant.

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  7. I love fresh food markets and yes the best way to start the day at the market is with coffee!!

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  8. I have been..but not the marketLove seeing how you saw it Amalia..what a place..LOVE.

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    1. And I didn't even put up the photos of the flower stalls! Of the fish stalls I didn't take any photos :-)

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  9. A perfect way to begin the day, Amalia! I remember reading James Beard say that the first thing he did when visiting a new city was go to its Farmer's Market. Oh, the beautiful colors in your pictures to feast your eyes on! I wish our market sold radishes as pretty as that, then I could understand why the French eat them in so many ways and even simply with butter and salt. And that purple garlic that's so hard to find here.

    Were they cooking up samples at the table I saw in one of the pictures? I bet if they were it wasn't processed food. Your plate looks delicious!

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    1. If they were offering samples I completely missed them :-)

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  10. Everything looks so full of colour and exciting, I'm sure it smells delicious in there too xx

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    1. It did smell nice and especially clean, it was all spotless.

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  11. Dear Amalia
    There's an amazing array of fruit and vegetables at the market - with beautiful colours. It does look a great place to do some shopping.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  12. Sounds like my ideal way of observing the market - start and finish in the cafe. We quite often head to town for an early morning coffee and croissant to watch the market come to life. Superb photos
    Caz xx

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    1. Thank you, Caz. A gentle start to the day is an important thing :-)

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  13. Looks like a womderful market. I love France and want to go back sometime, just so many places in Europe I still want to visit. Your roasted vegetables look awesome!

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  14. Wow so much gorgeous produce!!! It all looks amazing and so tempting. You must be able to buy some wonderful ingredients there. The tomatoes look amazing!! xx

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  15. What beautiful pictures of the market! Lovely way to start the day indeed! Enjoyed your little tour, and looks like a delicious plate of roasted food too! Your photos are amazing!

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    1. Thanks :-) It's nice to have company for a leisurely tour.

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  16. Oh Wow all those veggies and fruits look just wonderful, sounds like you had a very relaxing and enjoyable time :)

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  17. The French really know how to eat well and everything at the market looks so wholesome, none of the processed crap that we see so much of here.
    I love your cheese photo and that bread looks sooooo good. x

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    1. Bread and cheese - a match made in heave. Big sigh.

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  18. Oh, Amalia, I would have been in my glory in this farmer's market. The cheese and heirloom tomatoes ! Just fabulous.

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  19. I love these pictures Amalia!
    Love this market with all these fruits! Beautiful!

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  20. I've got a vision in my head: a slab of that bread smeared with a glob of taztiki and some fresh-sliced gorgeous tomatoes, salt & pepper. My kind of sandwich! Your plate looks delicious too! Terrific photos.

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  21. Sounds and looks and smells like a deliciously bright and leisurely start to your day Amalia! Fabulous photos.

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  22. FOOD!! I have not yet had dinner. Oh I am in dinner-fantasy-heaven.What wonderful photos of the market; delicious !

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  23. FOOD!! I have not yet had dinner. Oh I am in dinner-fantasy-heaven.What wonderful photos of the market; delicious !

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  24. Oh my...what lovely produce! I have never seen such HUGE blackberries! Your dinner looks absolutely fantastic...I will make you a lemon cake if you make me some of your dinner...lol!

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  25. Nice way to begin the day! Your dish on the last picture looks like Greek food! Bravo for the great pictures!

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    1. Well, we are neighbors. And I adore Greek food. :-)

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  26. Oh, I love your market photos! It's good to know how it's done - sounds absolutely perfect! Great selection on your plate!

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  27. Oh,These are so cute photos!
    I want to go to farmers' market♡

    akiko

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  28. There is nothing quite like a French market!! ❤️

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  29. Gorgeous pictures! I so love French markets! Your plate of food looks delicious and healthy too.
    Happy new week.
    Helen xox

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  30. Great pictures-Now I want to go cook!

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  31. Oh my, it sounds like a perfect outing. Starting with the coffee! Awesome images, everything looks delicious. Enjoy your day and have a great week ahead!

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  32. Oh how lovely! You really have a talent for capturing the essence of a place...beautiful photos, Amalia! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. What is Taztiki! If I go to Cannes I will do as you said. I love croissants and all these products look great. xoxo

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    1. Tzatziki is a dip made of strained yogurt or a yogurt based cheese that we call Labneh. I mix mine with cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil and dill.

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  34. Lovely, much better than the grocery stores, that it for sure!!

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  35. oh, the produce looks wonderful! especially berries!

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  36. I love to see the vivid colours of food and this was a feast for the eyes! Your plate looks delicious, especially those vine leaves!! I love making these and it's my daughters favourite dinner xx

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  37. What beautiful photographs and a wonderful market. You must have had the best of times Amalia! It reminds me a lot of Pike Place Market in Seattle. They sure know how to present the produce in eye pleasing ways.

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    1. Yes, presentation counts for a lot but they have great produce to work with. Much better than ours.

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  38. Oo-la-la! The french have the best markets! So much color and deliciousness! ♥

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  39. Oh my! I feel better just seeing all this produce! And I really have my eye on the fresh eggs...

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    1. Isn't it sweet that they shaped the sign like a little chicken?

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  40. I absolutely love your photos of your trips. And I love the fresh egg photo and sign :-)
    Carla

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  41. Your photos are awesome. Everything looks so wonderful.

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  42. Oh my, Oh my ... NOW that is real good food !

    Amazing photo's and it surely is the best "farmers' market I've ever seen" too.

    Thank you for sharing these with your readers

    All the best Jan

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    1. Well, thank you for being a reader :-) Half the fun of a good trip is sharing the photos.

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  43. Oh my, Oh my ... NOW that is real good food !

    Amazing photo's and it surely is the best "farmers' market I've ever seen" too.

    Thank you for sharing these with your readers

    All the best Jan

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  44. Dear Amalia ... such a beautiful market, so fresh and wholesome. It would be such a lovely place to shop for nutritious food. Thank you for sharing. I hope that you have nice week. ♥ Teri

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  45. That is a well stocked fresh market with a good variety to choose from.
    A plate of some good cheese, fresh fruit, berries - Yum! Thanks for sharing your trip to Cannes.

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  46. Hi Amalia, what a wonderful market. The fresh veggies and fruits look so delicious. Sounds like the perfect day on your trip to Cannes.
    Wishing you a great week. Hugs, CM

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  47. Beautiful photos of the market! I would love to grab some crusty bread, cheese and fruit and enjoy a marvelous, simple meal.

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  48. Beautiful market photos, it looks and sounds fabulous!

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  49. Such a vibrant scene. Everything looks so fresh and appetising. Surely a better way to shop than the supermarket! X

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  50. Coffee and croissant! Best start of a morning! I like the look of those tomatoes. Beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing! Anna

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  51. Que belas fotos... de encher os olhos... e dar água na boca.
    Abraços.
    Márcia.

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    1. Thank you Marcia. And thanks for visiting me.

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  52. What a wonderful day at the farmer's market, Amalia. I love to browse through markets and see all the fruits and veggies. I bet you bought a few goodies for yourself. Those tomatoes look amazing. We just saw the first ripe tomato in my husband's garden, but it was only a cherry tomato and very small. The café sounds charming. It would be nice to sit there and enjoy a cup of coffee.

    ~Sheri

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    1. I did. And took a couple of those jam jars home with me.

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  53. Sounds like a great day and what a gorgeous market, Amalia!!! Thank you so much for sharing, your post has me dreaming of the salad I will be making for supper tonight. :)

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    1. I usually dream of chocolate, but a salad is also good :-)

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  54. A day cannot start better then with coffee and a croissant....<3. I´d love to take a stroll through that market,everythings looks so fresh and yummy.Thanks for these beautiful images.I hope you have a wonderful week.
    Hugs
    Caroline

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  55. SIGH!!! WHAT A TIME it looks like you had! To have a farmers market around here like that would be HEAVEN!!! LOL WHAT A TREAT to see your travels! ;) I'll bet eating the food was just as FUN!!! ;)

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  56. What an amazing market! I think the French have perfected the art of display, even their eggs and produce look like masterpieces! Glad you are having such a great time. I love tzatiki!

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    1. Exactly, i's a natural art and a nice display makes all the difference.

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  57. What a big market! There are such many kinks of vegetables.Some are new for me!

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  58. Food is never more beautifully displayed than in a French market. Lovely photos, and your account of the time you spent there is appealing.

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  59. Wow that food market is amazing and how lucky for your to have experienced that! It looks like a wonderful place to visit!
    Julie

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  60. That sounds absolutely wonderful to me. What a beautiful farmer's market. Isn't it neat that the food itself is like artwork?

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    1. It is! And they have a lot to work with because the produce is amazing.

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  61. ✿゚。ه
    Gosto de visitar mercados, o que mais gosto é das bancas de flores.

    Ótimo dia!
    Beijinhos.
    ⋰˚هჱ

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  62. Wow, what a gorgeous market, thank you for showing us!

    Carol

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  63. What a vibrant and appetising post! Such gorgeous photos! I'm feeling hungry just looking at them :)
    Cathy x

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  64. I'll take a sampling of everything I see here! Wow, what a beautiful sight and a perfect way to start your day.

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  65. What an amazing market! Such an experience!

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  66. Hi Amalia :)

    It's all so gorgeous! I wish I could get my hands on that cheese and bread. I just know it's wonderful and I can just imagine how lovely it would be to start my morning there.

    xo,
    rue

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  67. Oh Amalia, what fun! The food is so colorful and looks absolutely delicious! What a delightful experience. Hugs to you!

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  68. Oh my!!!!! Everything looked so wonderful!

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