Saturday, June 5, 2010
Le Marché de Venelles
Walking in to the market, Jill pointed out a local apple grower who she recommended, so I bought one for 25 centimes, polished it off on my shirt, and bit in.
There are multiple vendors selling their version of the dish, and they cook it in large round pans (similar to woks, but I don't really know what to call them).
Jill had gone off to run some errands, so after finishing my coffee, I grabbed my bag, dropped in my camera, and walked my coveted Paëlla back to the Liquoristerie––about a 10 minute walk from the market.
I opened up the dish to see if it was still warm, and took a small bite. It's got a rich flavor that makes me think of Spain... even though I have yet to visit the country. Unfortunately, it had cooled off, so I had to throw it in the microwave (which I'm pretty sure is blasphemy over here, but hey, I need my lunch to be hot).
I took about half of the serving out of its plastic container, and plated it. Here's a better picture of all the goodies inside:
Well, that's all I have for right now. Jill and I are going to see a movie in town in a little while, but I'll probably take the bus in a bit earlier to explore. I just got a working cell phone over here, so I can connect with Jill when she gets into Aix, but if you want my number, send me an email. Hope you enjoyed the post. What do you think, would you want to try some Paëlla? Leave me some love in the comments!