All of the photos used on this site are my own. I am no photographer, but I love to take pictures everywhere I go. They provide great memories of places I have been or dishes I have eaten. Hope you enjoy them.
The Borough Market in London is the most amazing market I have ever visited. I wish I lived next door. It dates back to the 13th century, and today has over 130 phenomenal purveyors of fresh foods. There is even a small stall where you can take a break from eating and enjoy a glass of champagne. Go hungry. Here are some snaps I took during a visit in September 2008 www.boroughmarket.org.uk
Marche Grenelle is in the 15th Arrondissement, and runs Wednesday and Sunday mornigs. It takes place on Rue Grenelle, between the La Motte Picquet Grenelle and Dupleix stations. The Metro runs above ground at this part of the line - and the market takes place "under" the tracks. This particular sunny Sunday it was packed, with long line ups at some stalls for fresh mushrooms, seafood, and handmade raw milk cheeses. I love how you can see the sun shining through on the produce in some of the pics.
I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Rungis Wholesale Food Market the other "morning" - we got there at 2:30am. The largest market of it's kind in the world, it was truly remarkable. Here are only a few of the many pictures I took during our five hour tour with Professor Chemla from L'Universite de la Sorbonne.
Don't even think about going to San Francisco without a visit to the Ferry Building Marketplace at the foot of Market Street. This historic site built in 1898 was once the transportation hub of the city. Recently renovated in 2003, it is now clearly the food hub. Try to plan your visit so you are there on either Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (or all 3 days!) so you can visit the Farmers Market outside overlooking the water - nothing better than strolling through this wonderland of produce and food vendors - and then stepping inside for a little Prosecco at the wine bar. http://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/
The market in the charming town of Vaison La Romaine has been happening every Tuesday since 1532, and its a favourite of Patricia Wells. You can literally get everything here - from linens, to pottery, olive wood trinkets and more nougat than a girl should buy. These are some pics from a lovely morning one sunny September day.