Thursday, February 26, 2015

Salon de l'Agriculture 2015

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) 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 :)


La Table De Nana said...

Oh how funny re the Selfie!
You have sooo much fun.You find pleasure everywhere.That is a gift!
I would have succumbed to the temptation of la crêpe!

Lori said...

I am going to be in Paris later this year. Do you sell your cards anywhere in the city?

Solli said...

Not a fan of beer..but crêpe made with beer....they look delicious !! you just gave me a reason to go back for a second time ;-)

Nikon said...

The best collection of great photos that I've seen in a long time!
Goliath, "The Wall of Golden Honey," the kids, the "Cowboy" leaning into the shot, The Beauty stuffing her face - great shots, Carol!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Thanks Nikon!
The beauty stuffing her face was a giant poster...I should have given credit if only I knew...
The photo opps are tremendous at this event.

Parisbreakfasts said...

This is the Most FUN event of the year in Paris in my opinion!!! ;))

Parisbreakfasts said...

Thqnks but no Lori. They are on Zazzle right now if you want.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Ditto re: the beer but these crepes looked terrific. Better than the one we tasted for sure.

Jeanette, Mistress of Longears said...

Ahem... Closer inspection of the "cows " parading-and of the winner- will reveal that they are bulls.

Frances said...

Carol, I agree with you about the pleasure of seeing country in the city, and having various French regions present their riches in Paris. This fair would definitely deserve two visits!

Yes, your photographs are splendid, capturing the fun. The wall of glowing honey would have drawn me in for a purchase.


BJ said...

Beautiful, thank you.

Bev said...

Seeing these last two posts, I can appreciate where I live even more. Although it isnt Paris we do have the cows and honey and breads. Come visit Sonoma County.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Ha ha...I just slipped my mind what to call them. Steer? Buffalo?

Jeanette, Mistress of Longears said...

These would be bulls...intact. That's why they're show animals: people want to breed them. Steers are neutered bulls. Guess I haven't lived in Cowtown for 36 years for nothing!

handmade by amalia said...

I do like that collage in the first photo! A lot of atmosphere comes through the post, very nice.

Elizabeth said...

Looks such fun! lucky you!

Unknown said...

What a news letter terrific and all that red my fave colour l am swooning