Some of my favorite foods are just now coming into season in France. yesterday I stopped by one of the markets near Bastille and picked up a bag of Burlat cherries from Provence, a basket of French Gariguette strawberries that didn’t even make it home (except in my stomach), and a bunch of asperges allumettes, or matchstick asparagus, an amazingly thin yet tasty variety which I used to gather in the wild when I lived on the Côte d’Azur. I can tell you that I spent about €20 for this little feast, but once you’ve tried the best you’ll never go back to the cheap and tasteless varieties!
I’ve always been curious about the skinny little asparagus. They seem so expensive, but if the flavor is really that much better…
Me and my friends are headed off to the city of lights starting this Saturday/Sunday! This will be my second time. We are really looking forward to it. In preparation I found your site…glad I did. Cannot wait to partake of the seasonal produce (especially the strawberries!)