Food Porn in Paris - A Small Sample

October 17, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

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In May, 2014 my wife, Clara, and I traveled to Paris for my birthday.  Being a pair of foodies, I had researched as many patisseries, boulangeries, fomageries, and marches located near our rented apartment in the 6th arrondissement so that we could plan our daily wanderings to include visits to these culinary destinations.  I knew ahead of time that we could never visit every one of them but knowing that another great shop or market was just around the corner, or just down another quaint street provided an element of adventure as we explored the Latin Quarter. 

The photo above was taken through the window at Arnaud Larher's boutique at 93 rue de Seine, 75006 Paris near the Marche Saint-Germin.  We had selected this destination based on the the fame of Larher's tarte citron.  One of these beauties is shown topped with fresh raspberries above.  Feeling no need to stop with only one miniature tarte citron, we brought several more small creations back for sampling later that evening. 

Marche Saint-Germain, located at 14 Rue Lobineau, 75006 Paris is a covered market with a wide range of food vendors and shops.  The photo below shows a poissonnier who, when I asked rather humbly, in my best and most polite French - Puis-je prendre votore photo? (May I take your picture?) boomed, "Yes" and smiled wryly.

When I was processing my photographs from our Paris trip, I noticed how many of them had blue and yellow hues.  It seemed that all of Paris had blues and yellows at various intensities.  The fish case photo may be an extreme example, but I found it pleasing.


Here is a shot of the display at  l'epicier (green grocer).  The vegetables were this vibrant and seemed at their peak.

Le boucher (butcher) shown below proudly displays his awards along with an amazing variety of meats.

Finally, another poissonnier offered the most amazing scallops both in the shell and shelled. 


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