Fresh produce, the start of a great meal. I hope you love exploring markets for raw ingredients as much as I do. I particularly enjoy doing this when travelling to new places. You can get a real insight into the locals by seeing how they shop and eat. These photos were taken in open street markets in Paris in early May 2012.
I am in N.Wales this month (June 2012) and fresh produce for 95% of the population is convenience-supermarket plastic wrapped polystyrofoam trays of irradiated, acetylene-gassed vegetables grown in Nederlands.....
Just outside my office in Santa Monica there's a great farmer's market every Wednesday and Saturday. They promote organic and sustainable agriculture from small local farms. A lot of top chefs in LA come early to get the best produce.
But I wished they had that fresh seafood like in your pics.
I experienced that market with my family in April 2011. Stayed in Santa Monica for a week before heading to NY for a week. Sampled many restaurants around there as well. Great memories. Hope to be back