December 13, 2008

Typical food at the marché de Noël



11 comments:

Carolyn said...

The food all looks so yummy - love your French foodie pics!

Cheers.

David said...

I really don't know what to think of "marchés de Noël".
Sure, they're cute and I enjoy them as much as the next person, but this whole "traditional" aspect makes me cringe...

Well, it seems that these days in France and especially in Paris we have "traditional" or "à l'ancienne" things everywhere, except it's just another commercial ploy.

Oh well...

au soleil levant said...

I love the fact that the Christmas market features challahs!

farida said...

Being in France at this time of year must be good:) Your pics say it all. Happy Holidays!

Leesa said...

Hi Carolyn...

Merci! Glad you like them... on the 23/24 my hubby and I are going to Strasbourg for the BIG marche' de noel... can't wait!!

David... I agree... We went to our "town" marche' de noel and blahhhhhhhh... BORRRRRRINGGGG!!!!!
Oh well... La Defense seems to be the biggest one around in the Ile de France... They ALL see to have the same exact stuff too.... PLUS, it's all overpriced ... Try the hot wine...

Au Soleil--- Hey girl... You're sooo funny... It's a brioche.. but YEH.. It DOES sure look like Challah... Even tastes a bit like it... But, as Alex said... Challah-- at the marche' de NOEL??!!!!! hehehehe.. Yeh...

Farida... Hello there!! Reminds me that I need to come visit your blog now!! Thanks for stopping by and for the compliments...Happy Holidays to you to!!

Starman said...

You MUST take beaucoup des photos de Strasbourg.

David said...

Hot wine is exactly what I won't try and exactly the kind of things that annoy me with Marchés de Noël in France (except in Alsace where it's legit).
First, I think it's gross.
Second, it annoys me when Parisians will drink their hot wine as if they've done this all of their life when it's only the second time ever they try it, and then foreigners will think it's "so French" when it's so not.

Franco said...

omg, this seems so yummy!!!!!
you blog always makes me hungry!

Leesa said...
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Leesa said...

David--

I wish I could get a cup of soy eggnog "soynog" or hot apple cider= with mulled spices.. Those are sure better than vin chaud.. Esp. the homemade eggnog with rhum!! Maybe I'll attempt some... Though, when you see the list of ingredients, it makes you NOT want to drink it... fulled with sugars and creams and raw eggs!!! It's soooo yummy, though- esp. when it's THICK and spiced with nutmeg... I miss the Starbucks "eggnog" lattes during the holidays... but not too crazy about their gingerbread ones...
Anyhow.. I like sangria AND the hot wine was okay... as far as wine goes... I don't really drink at all.. just a sip here and there to "taste" it but not to drink it... I get buzzed quickly and headaches follow... Oh well..
Have you ever had hot apple cider-- not the cider from Bretagne.. but the hot apple juice brewed with mulling spices... YUM YUM on a cold winter day...
Take care and have a good Sunday...


Hey Franco... If you get hungry when you stop by my blog.. you should try some of my archives ... Lots of other "food" pictures!!
Take care, Leesa

David said...

What annoys me with that is the whole "traditional" atmosphere there's to it that is totally fake.
And with Parisians... Well, pretty much everything Parisians that do annoys me, but in that case it's not the fact that it's the first time they drink hot wine, it's the fact that they act as if they've done this their whole life while it's most likely the first or second time...
Seriously, it's my fourth December in Paris, and back in 2005 there were just a few Marchés de Noël and not really any hot wine around, this year they're everywhere.
At this rate, in a couple of years Paris in December will just be one giant Marché de Noël and hot wine will be the only drink that's available.