Saturday, June 21, 2014


The first official meal of summer: tomatoes from Haute-Bretagne, radishes from somewhere around here in southwest France, padrón peppers from just over the border in Spain, and snow peas from ... um, Kenya. Not even Morocco, which would have been just over the border and then just over the next one too, with much less of a carbon footprint (perhaps), but I snapped because I haven't had snap peas, or snow peas, or any kind of fresh peas this spring, and it's already summer. There are shelling peas at the greengrocer's but they don't look very fresh, and they're also selling for nearly 6 euro a kilo, which after shelling would be even more expensive. So airfreighted African produce it is.

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