Sunday Morning at the Amboise Market
A very important part of our weekend routine is going to the open-air here in Amboise on Sunday morning. It’s a huge open-air market, which is fairly well-known in France. The crowds are huge. Both sellers and customers come from miles away, and in summer there are hoards of tourists as well. We are lucky enough to be able to go on foot, as I’m not sure I’d have the determination to show up every week if I had to park my car first.
I’m very excited about a new project with a friend based on markets in France. It’s a bit early to say much about it, but, for now, I’ll share some sketches from yesterday.
The market grounds are right next to the Loire, with gorgeous old plane trees providing shade on hot summer mornings.
We don’t have a regular fish market in town, and we are in the center of France, away from the coast, so most people try to remember to eat fish on market days (Friday and Sunday) when it’s trucked in fresh from Brittany. We had grilled salmon ourselves yesterday…
I don’t really eat bread anymore, but if I did, I’d buy it from this guy, who uses organic flour and bakes according to traditional methods, using levain, or sourdough, instead of modern quick-rising yeast.
How was your Sunday?
On another topic, be sure to check out Diahn Ott’s giveaway contest. She’s giving a way a third gorgeous bird painting if you leave a comment between July 24 and 26 – have a look, and you’ll want to win!