Wednesday, October 17, 2007

To make up for all that sugary excess...



... we went fruit and vegetable (and egg) shopping today in the Djemma el Fna. Unlikely as it may seem that the Djemma or its environs has anything of any use to real people (and it is sometimes hard, even for me, to see past the glitter of all the tourist shops), on the Eastern side of the square, there is a proper food market, which is where we generally go to get our fruit and vegetables rather than hiking out to Acima on the bus.

Today we got exactly what you see above: pomegranates, avocadoes, artichokes, green beans, oranges, apples, limes, aubergines, courgettes, carrots and eggs. All for about eight euros. And we can't tell our housekeeper that we paid eight euros for all that because she would be horrified and tell us in no uncertain terms that we were had. Sometimes I really love Marrakech. I wonder how much all that will cost at our nearest open-air market on Rue Mouffetard in the Latin Quarter?

4 comments:

The Paris Apartment said...

oooh that loot! so fresh and i'm sure delicious..don't worry, you're going to get gorgeous veggies and great prices at the markets in Paris. As a foodie you'll be in HeAvEn!!!!!

Lisa from Florida said...

Sarah, I wish one your Paris readers would print your veggie photo and put it in their pocket - and then go to the market and do a cost comparison - I should do it too from here in Florida...


I'm curious now.

Isabelle said...

i shop at the market twice weekly in France, and my bill never exceeds €15 for a far greater quantity of produce. i don't think you'll pay much more for the same basket in Paris, unless you go organic.

Sarah said...

Thank you Isabelle - that's fantastic to know! I can't *wait* to get there. Although the markets here can be quite decent, I also can't wait to be able to get proper breads and cheeses.