Adventures of a Glogetrotter...er...Globetrotter! travel blog

 

 

 

Goose!

Cheese

At the Charcuterie/Boucher

Shirley and Yara

La hure

Le coustou

Les blettes

Les endives

La roquette

Le greuil (this is very fresh lamb cheese that is delicious with...

Jambon du pays

Encore..

Le fromage du pays

Le boudin

L'andouille

Le mache

Le magret

Le confit de canard

La hampe

Les gras doubles (before it's cooked)

La longe de porc

Encore

La croustade

Les graisserons

Encore

Le pastis

Merveilles

Encore

La Triperie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pigeon...doesn't sound any tastier in French

Rabbit

 

These are famous here

 

On weekends this marketplace is PACKED

 

Giant bread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying a beignet chocolat ( basically a nutella filled doughnut - healthy,...

 

 

My salad

 

 

The master chefs


To educate us a little more on Basque French culture, our teacher sent us on a bit of a scavenger hunt. We were organized into groups and were sent to the market in the center of town to take pictures of local food. We had a list of foods she knew we wouldn't know so we would have to interact with the people working and shopping there. We had to take pictures and notes to share with our class the next day.

She also assigned a particular store to each group where we would go and ask specific questions. I was paired with Shirley (American) and Yara (Brazilian)and we were assigned le boucher/charcuterie. We finished pretty quickly. Everyone was very friendly and helped us find all that we needed. A few of them joked around with us too (including scaring Shirley when she was already antsy about a few things we saw haha)

After the market, I was invited to Shirley's for Thanksgiving dinner (I was only too happy to accept after missing out on the Canadian Thanksgiving!). We had a huge meal of stuffed turkey, pomegranate and feta salad, fried rice, mashed potatoes, and sweet potatoes, and some local pastries for dessert all while listening to Christmas music (it's not too early is it?). All in all it was a great day!



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