Sunday Dinner on rue Tousseau with Odile and friends
Aligre is one of the oldest and most famous markets in Paris and sits directly across from Odile’s flat on rue Trousseau.Not only is Aligre market know for its quality products and reasonable prices but also the “bo bo” (bourgeois bohemian) café, The Baron Rouge.As commonly done in the past, wine is dispensed from oak kegs for your café or home table. The Baron Rouge tapped Odile and I two bottles of white wine to go into the blanquette de veau and to serve with our meal. Next, we purchased veal from Odile’s favorite meat shop. Next, carrots, onions, and mushrooms were purchased to simmer with the veal.Two types of olives were selected from the 20 available for an appetizer.Our guests brought surprises too! David appeared with two bottles of red wine made by his father and Herve the beef-pork pate made by his grandmother.Tasso added assorted nuts.Cyril a cake from south-western France called gateau basque, and home-made rolls made by his mother.Embellishing the end of our meal was a salad and chocolates from a neighborhood pastry shop.
SPONSOR KIM FOX TUCSON’S AMBASSADOR OF LOCAL FOOD AS SHE BIKES ACROSS EUROPE FOR LOCAL AGRICULTURE
WHO is Kim Fox? Kim Fox is Tucson's micro-urban farmer and food activist, dedicated to community education and local food production. As founder of Pachamama's Garden, she designs urban sites for food production and distribution. Her community education programs focus on local food production, soil science, food security and health. In 2009 over 215 students and visitors attended education programs and tours of Pachamama’s Garden. Kim’s urban farm also demonstrates conversion of food waste and manures into living soils via composting and vermiculture systems. Kim is an observer of and participant in local and international foodways. She has traveled to 25 countries, working on small farms and urban gardens, visiting farmers' markets, participating in food culture and customs, and observing local food production and distribution methods.
HOW is Kim Fox an Ambassador of Local Food? Beginning in June 2010, Kim will take a sabbatical from her farming and education work in Tucson to travel by bicycle across Europe from Paris, France, to Vilnius,Lithuania. She will engage with people who manage urban and rural farms, gardens, farmers' markets, food banks, seed banks, and public and private agencies in order to exchange perspectives and information on methods of urban sustainable agriculture production and distribution. She will be exposed to numerous local food prints, the relationships people have culturally and regionally to their food. In particular, Kim will study and report on seed saving, climate change consequences, GMO issues,sustainable farming and urban gardening techniques, plus recipes straight from the kitchen. Her community in Tucson and beyond can learn with her and support her during her trek. You can contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org My wOrm regards!