Wednesday, 4 March 2009

The Flower Market : The Potatoes


The title looks strange, doesn't it? But the flower part only accounts for half the market; at the western end there are fruit and vegetable stalls, candied fruit, the socca seller. In short, there's something for everyone.
Now this is an example of a well stocked stall. I counted 11 different varieties of potato and I have to wonder if maybe he isn't too specialised but then I don't buy many potatoes...I did buy some garlic though.

13 comments:

Olivier said...

cela change des marchés de Provence avec leurs épices et leurs senteurs :o)

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Oh there is a lot to comment on this…

• The title did contradict itself, but that's the fact as you clarified :)
• The potato-man… if he's not specialized, then who is? Maybe, there are hundreds of sub-species of potatoes around the globe, but showcasing 11 of them at the same place is a unique thing he did :)
• The potatoes look so similar to those we have in India. I thought, in evolution, potatoes world over must be a bit different everywhere. Silly me :)
• The garlic indeed looks different and larger compared to the Indian garlic.
• And those pumpkins :)

Thanks for showcasing this wonderful stall :)

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Belinda said...

Hello
This is my first visit to your blog - I visited from New York City Daily Photo blog. You have some beautiful photos here!
I would like to visit Cannes for the festival this year - would you recommend staying in Nice, or is it too far from "the action"?
Would really appreciate your thoughts.
Many thanks! :o)

Catherine said...

Many more ways to cook than varieties !
Sauteed potatoes with garlic, yum !

roentarre said...

You are right that there is missing flowers.

But beautiful fresh produce on the stands

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

11 varieties of potato.
I am amazed. Now I have to enquire and write someday about the varieties. Thankyou for the information.

Dusty Lens said...

Flowers are pretty to view, but the produce market is interesting to see. Many potatoes to choose from. I prefer the little red potatoes mashed with butter, garlic, and pecorino rommano cheese.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That looks like potato heaven!

Jackie said...

I don't buy or eat many potatoes either, but this has made for a lovely photo!

Babooshka said...

If only to have choice like this. The smells around the market where the thing I remember most.

Kate said...

Potatoes are such wonderful food that can be prepared in so many different ways. This display is both remarkable and "artistic."

Nice Promenade Apartments said...

Thank you for making that lovely pictures on the flower market. The fruit and vegatable market, also on the Cours Saleya, is very renown too. It was selected by the National Culinary Arts Council as one of France's most picturesque markets. Yesterday I read in a popular Dutch newspaper about the market in Nice, they summed up dozens of fruits and vegatables that can be found on this market and which we never heard of in Holland.

G@ttoGiallo said...

Can't see the Vitelotte variety, you know, the black-violet ones...