Sunday, 2 December 2007

The gastronomic joys of the Christmas markets

Yesterday I met with some friends and we caught the train up to Montreux to check out the christmas markets. We had a wonderful time of it, despite the weather which was distinctly inclement.

We didn't end up spending much money on baubles and gifts. However, we DID spend money on food...

Gigantic pans of choucroute and other delicious dishes

Chestnuts being baked in clay pots by the edge of the lake

Salmon sides cooking over a slow fire, Finnish style

Huge pots of soup


Cynthia said...

You are one lucky woman! What a pleasure it would have been to make such a trip! One of these good days... who knows.

T.W. Barritt said...

This looks like so much fun. We have started to see more Christmas markets in New York City, but they sell mainly woolen items, gifts and trinkets. I would love to see this type of food being prepared outside during the holidays.