Thursday, August 27, 2009

Salads in Avignon

While staying in downtown Avignon ( the locals say " intra-muros" as if the Popes were not really gone and Latin still the official langage), you will certainly be tempted to indulge in the pleasures of the mouth : lots of restaurants ( of note, the Cid and the Opera café on the Place de l'Horloge, the Artists on place Crillon, the pleasant Pearl on place Saint-Didier, and the friendly Jasmin downstairs from the flat.
But Avignon is also at the center of a great agricultural region. Fresh produce find their way daily into the central halles Market, five minutes from this house. Great sarray of sellers, vegies, cheese etc, and the place even offers a cooking school). Chances are that you will indulge in some cooking of your own. Our studio comme complete with pots and pans, and should you need extra spices or advice, we live just upstairs and will be glad to oblige. This glorious salad was made from BIO tomatoes. It might not be tourism-office material, but the photo is rather nice. These black or purple tomatoes are a russian variety, grown locally. I was of the opinion that they looked better without the cheese on, so we took it away for the photo. But now I'm not really sure ... What do you think ?