Monday, November 21, 2011

La saison des champignons


My dear young friend Isabelle from Bordeaux introduced me to the delicious cèpes seen above in Marché Maubert.  She took me to a delightful restaurant serving authentic Savoyard fondue with a generous mix of cèpes.  November is mushroom season as you can see from the selection above.  In addition to the cèpes and girolle, there were coulmelles, trompettes, and pied mouton.

I learn much with every trip and will share the restaurant with you on another post.


30 comments:

Malyss said...

I love mushrooms, but I'm always surprised to see how expensive they are..On your pic, I'm also surprised by the very high price of tomatoes!!here , they're around 3 euros/kg..

Julie said...

How would you translate 'pied mouton'?

Shell Sherree said...

The 'all-year-around' mushrooms seem very far removed from these lovely specimens. It's a beautiful market scene, Genie.

dive said...

Oooh, my favourite season for Paris markets. A veritable feast of fungus.
Delicious, Genie.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

My mouth is watering!

Holly said...

Ooohhh they all look so divine! I can just imagine the amazing culinary delights one could create with so many different types to chose from! Can't wait to hear about and see photos of the dinner with Isabelle!

Ineke said...

great market scene but I am also glad our prices are lower. 8 euro for a kilo of tomatoes sounds ridiculous.

brattcat said...

i would love to stand beside you in your kitchen and learn how to prepare these foods.

M said...

Miam -- j'adore les champignons!

Virginia said...

Isabelle has the inside scoops and now we will too! I can't wait to hear the place.
V

Halcyon said...

Yummm! I love all kinds of mushrooms and you never seem to find so many varieties here in N America as you do in the old world. :)

lapommeduverger said...

For Julie: Try it in Latin "Hydnum repandum" and in french, it should be pied-de-mouton.

Pet said...

I love them!

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Champignons priced like Caviar... but they are worth it! Great photo, Genie. It's early in the morning here in Seattle, but your shot is going to make my cereal look very boring.... Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Yum! I love mushrooms! This is such a colorful display. Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Louis la Vache said...

Yum! Champignons et Fondue Savoyard!

Bibi said...

I too love mushrooms...here there is quite a variety, though not as many kinds as in France, but shitake ones, for example, are about $10-- a kilo, not bad.

Alexa said...

Unlike the rest of you, I don't like mushrooms. But I love their names in French—and this photo of them!

Rob and Mandy said...

I could think of a marvelous omelet with all these ingredients...

Paris Paul said...

How about you share the meal with us in another post...you've made me hungry!

Loree said...

Mmmm I love mushrooms.

Isabelle said...

Next time, I will have to take you to the yummiest cèpes place: my grand-parents' house in the Landes ! There, cèpes are gathered in the forest by my Papi and delightfully cooked by my Mamie :)

Virginia said...

Perhaps chère Isabelle will let me come along as well? How dear of her!
V

Isabelle said...

Sure Virginia ! I'm sure my family will be honored to have you, too.

Kris said...

Lovely photo! I'm not much of a mushroom fan but I love the looks of them in your photo along with the other items.

Kris

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I would love to taste each of them with their earthy flavors. Anyone up for some black truffle risotto? Miam-miam!

I cannot imagine how delightful and delicious Mamie's cepes would be! Merci, Isabelle!

Bises,
Genie

Randy said...

It all looks so wonderful!

Louise said...

How fabulous they look! I'm so keen to go to France in the autumn/winter one time to experience a different range of delights.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Yow, they're not cheap, are they?

Anne said...

What a delicious meal one could make with those lovely fresh ingredients!