As regular readers will know, I buy most of my week’s food at the Tuesday market in my town, however if for some reason I miss it, or feel like a change, I go to Arles on a Saturday. The market is huge and runs down both sides of the Boulevard des Lices, alongside the old city walls. One side is vegetable produce, the other side is arts and crafts and plants. There are many of the same producers that come to my town, besides many more. My egg lady is there, the man from St Remy and the olive and tapenade produce stand as well.
There are also spice stalls, selling every herb and spice you could want.
Herbes de Provence
Herb teas for that Á la recherche du Temps Perdu moment
And this being the Semaine nationale du champignon (16 – 23 October) national mushroom week, there are plenty of wild mushrooms for sale, should you not trust your own foraging skills.
It is also the season for grapes, biensûr, those that don’t get made into wine…..
And time to make pumpkin soup
There are also pomegranites
If you don’t feel like cooking, you can always buy a chicken hot off the grill with potatoes and vegetables that have been cooking in the jus!
Or you can start from scratch with this little bird.
Bon Weekend and don’t forget to comment below, I always want to hear from you!