I went to the Marché St. Quentin today, and this is what greeted me at the door:
They were pretty impressive pieces of meat, but it was the poultry that really caught my eye. One purveyor had a stunning assortment of birds.
You’ll notice that the heads and feet are still on and, in the case of this poularde de Bresse, quite a lot of plumage.
That’s all pretty normal for France, and in many cases those features say something about the provenance or breed of the bird.
Now, I’m not really squeamish about this stuff, but this duck is really freaking me out:
I got a few coquelets to make for dinner tonight. Here’s one of their older brothers:
Next time maybe I’ll get a rabbit.
Marché St. Quentin 85 bis blvd Magenta, Paris 75010, open Tuesday through Sunday.
For a list of all the markets in Paris go here.
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