A Tour of Marché Forville, Cannes, France
Each year, I vacation in Grasse, France, just outside of Cannes, in the south of France. You see, my husband was born and raised in Cannes with lots of pride to be a Cannois. Luckily, I already loved French food culture, so this is a huge perk for tagging along!
One of our favorite things to while posing as locals is to hop into Marché Forville in downtown Cannes on a weekend and oogle all the beautiful produce. We eat out a lot when we’re in town, so we don’t have much of a reason to buy fresh food…but it is so hard not to! From elegant leeks to fluffy heads of lettuce, this is how you make healthy food look appealing! Sexy, even!
6 days a week, the vendors set up shop and shoppers buy only what they need for 1-2 days at a time. By 2pm-ish, the market is wrapping up and by 4pm, city workers have swept and cleaned the entire market floor with little European-sized zambonis.
The best market trips are those where we meet up with Anne & Fred, Francois’ close friends, for shopping and fresh oysters! Sometimes there’s live music at the market and people are drinking crisp wines in the sun while snacking on little sea fruits.
So, on this trip, we made some rough films with our iphones so I could share with you one of my favorite places in the world. I also walked away from creamed lavender honey, a sample set of several other types of honey (rosemary honey?!), fresh dried mint leaves for tea, and a couple packages of Siberian pine nuts to bring home.
*Vegans and vegetarians: I do show raw meat, but I save it for the end and provide a warning for you to hop off the video to avoid seeing that footage.
Enjoy and let me know if you ever go!