FOR THE LOVE OF FRANCE
It was less than 2 weeks ago we celebrated our national holiday; replete with farm fresh produce, grass fed meat, grilling and firework shows. Now, July 14th marks France's national holiday, Bastille Day, which also falls on the same day as the North Park Farmers' Market. What a delicious coincidence! Pay homage to our friends across the Atlantic and prepare a meal in their honor.
Visit Mary at Taste Cheese - because when we think France, cheese is the first thing that we picture - and see what French fromage offerings she has this week. A baguette from Belen Bakery, dried cherries from Smit Orchards and almonds from Hopkins AG and you've got the cheese course covered. Remember Chris' Nicoise salad? You can go traditional with good canned tuna or jump over here to see Chris' version, a San Diego inspired take using the ingredients you will find at our local markets. For dessert there's the beloved french macaroons from Lisko Imports. Crisp, delicate almond pastry shells filled with a creamy center. Enjoy a little French flair for the middle of your week.