Avenue de Saxe Market – Paris


On a Thursday morning in Paris, we walked a couple blocks from our apartment to this wonderful market to get breakfast and sample some farm fresh fruit.

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I wish that all strawberries could be like these — their seeds embedded into the skin rather than sharply protruding, red all the way through, and bursting with pure, sweet strawberry flavor.

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This is an example of a 2-inch deep quiche that I’d read about in Thomas Keller’s Bouchon cookbook and once made for class. It was good, but a quiche is tricky to get just right. This custard was just a touch too firm and the vegetables slightly undercooked (which made for an overall slightly rubbery, bumpy texture), and unfortunately, a quiche I had at Bouchon last week must have been overcooked because it tasted of bad scrambled eggs… which means that the silky quiche that I made for class is still my reigning idea of quiche perfection.

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This vegetable pizza was very good, even cold.

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These Herb Potatoes were so amazing, and I regret that my hands were  too full at the market to take a picture of the huge outdoor pan that these were cooked in. I liked how parts of them were caramelized on the edges.

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This fig was a bit firm and the size of a child’s fist, but it was surprisingly soft and sweet inside.

2 Responses to “Avenue de Saxe Market – Paris”

  1. Catherine Says:

    Wow -that quiche looks so yummy. I’ll have to try the leek one that was so successful! The herbed potatoes also look delish.

  2. Nina Says:

    You have to try the quiche! It takes a lot of time, but it lasts for days and it’s so good… I’ll never forget when the chef at school tasted it… he downright swooned (and he’s not even the swooning type :)).

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