meta name="p:domain_verify" content="8b08da541f8a920e6 Marie Z Johnston: October 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Late Harvest Tomato Soup

Carmel by the Sea is my home town, it sits between the ocean and fertile valleys where vintners, farmers and equestrians share the sunshine. Every time I return home, I'm impressed all over again by the majesty and sheer beauty of this place Steinbeck called The Pastures of Heaven.
Most of my friends here are food obsessed... and it's no small wonder given the year round  abundance and variety available to anyone with a hankering to garden, forage and/or trade. 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pépe's Marché Popincourt

It has been years since I've retraced the steps, once so familiar with my grandfather, down the Rue Oberkampf to the market where he did his shopping. So it was with great anticipation that I made a pilgrimage to the 11th arrondissement where my love of the marché and seasonal eating began. 

Walking the Rue Oberkamf was, well, if not exactly surprising, just a little shocking since my memories of that street, and what I saw, were literally worlds  apart