Yesterday I went back to the Agriculture Salon spur of the moment for another look..
Like the little paw anxiously waiting to pet the cow, I can't get enough of this country fair in a sophisticated city like Paris.
Naturally there is judging and parading of cows and horses.
Goliath won naturally.
Dress like a cow if you're going to hang with the cows. It's de rigeur.
I passed through the Alsacien goodies so fast with hardly a glance.
Though these crepes made with Alsacienne biere beckoned. Next time.
Terroire is everywhere. French food tastes decidedly different depending where it is grown.
Tiny blueberry(myrtilles) tartelettes...my local boulangere makes these. Is he from the Lorraine?
A stunning wall of golden honeys from Aquitaine.
If you're not going to taste wine sparkling apple juice will do.
Otherwise taste the fine wines of all France at the Salon. Everything is interactive.
Even Mathew McConaughey showed up to offer tastes of Comte cheese from Franche-Comte, Coco's home region.
I decided to get interactive with Le Fromage Fouette Madame Loik of Paysan Breton.
You could taste a 'flight' of flavors, just like wine, from 'nature' (plain), to fig to fine herbes to chevre(goat). Like rich cottage cheese I think..
French kiddies were interacting with I don't know what? I just heard the instructor saying,
'Melangee. mélangee" (Mix it up, mix it up!)
I managed not to get too interactive with any sweets at the salon yesterday like Breton butter cookies. A first for me.
This French girl got a little too interactive with that Jersey cow as she tried to take a Selfie portrait. Suddenly the cow looked up and gave her a tremendously appreciative lick on the chest. She leaped in the air in surprise and I couldn't stop laughing :)