Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sights and Smells of Paris

My least favorite smell is gone - unwashed bellybutton in the Paris Metro, I think the cold weather is keeping that one under wraps, thankfully.

Favorites: I have visited two temporary gourmet markets recently, one with the DC girls and one with the LCB girls (Le Cordon Bleu) last Friday afternoon. The regional producers come for a few days, set up booths and sell the results of their labor. It is great excuse for an impromptu picnic - escargots, oysters, wine, bread, crazy good cheese, fois gras, and these addictive pickled garlic cloves. I don't know how they do the garlic, but the vendor from Provence seemed like he was looking for a wife from our group as he showed us his other wares and photos of his lavender farm. He didn't have many teeth left, but he was cute otherwise! I am not sure that is a great plug for the health benefits of garlic.

The DC girls after our picnic on the Seine


  1. Unwashed bellybutton may be my new favorite scent description! Thanks Sarah!!!

    I love your blog!

  2. i think my favorite kodak moment (and yet no one took a picture, b/c we were all in shock at what we were seeing) was the French father holding his 4 year old son over the gutter so the kid could be, mid-morning, near an open market. And even better, dad shook the kid so he could drip dry when he was done. Ahhh a wonderful father/son moment!

  3. I laughed out loud at the "unwashed bellybutton"!!


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