Colour Blocks of Flavour at Thouars Weekly Market.

Blog posts abound in Food World about the fabulous markets that we all visit.
In truth , I think we are all a little wistful that Summer is slowly fading, and inevitably draws away the vibrancy that summer food offers us. We have had it too good for too long. The season of the ugly sister root vegetable approaches.
In a frenzied attempt to hold on to those dazzling colours and tastes, I, along with many others have traipsed through our local markets tasting, buying and taking a few furtive photos.
When the last tastes have gone, it is these images that will see us through the cooler, months – known in the Haddock household as “The Dark Time”
I am instantly attracted to the stalls where only a few items are for sale.These are usually the modest offerings of small producers. They bring what they have from their small holding and place out their wares with due pride on a small trestle table to sell.
It is these fruits and vegetables that fill the car with a heady fragrance on the way home – freshly picked in the early hours preceding sale. It doesn’t get much better than this. Here, less is most certainly the new culinary more.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. haddocksfoodbytes says:

    Fabulous pictures! I think the days of supermarket vegetables are drawing to much needed end…

  2. dragonlife says:

    Ah, those apricots!
    One rare fruit difficult to find in Japan!
    Incidentally, did you know there is a cricket club in Thouar?
    No kidding!
    Cheers and all that!
    Robert-Gilles

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