Monday, September 22, 2014

Street food invasion...

I'm really amazed to see how street food is becoming popular in Paris (and France in general I suppose...). Last weekend, there was even a street food event around the new Carreau Temple in the 3rd arrondissement; anybody could buy a set of tokens and use them to buy any type of street food they wanted.  Huge success, so huge that the lines were too long for me to have the patience to try one of these food trucks!

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  1. A rather unusual looking truck for the purposes.

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    1. Well it's a very old van from the 50's. I had one as a toy when I was a little boy ;-)

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  2. I've been inattentive this week, Eric, and you've posted wonderful stuff (as usual)!

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  3. There have been several large food truck fairs where I live. They seem to be very popular.

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    1. It's interesting, because this is really pretty new for us. Before food trucks were mostly fast,n greasy food that you would find on the road of near the beach in summer. Now, it's a real culinary experience.

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  4. I'm shocked too. You'd think in Paris there'd be more resistance to food to go. Here in Oakland our local museum hosts a Friday nite "Off the Grid" food truck and music event.

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    1. Yes in the States I noticed that it's very common - and fun too actually!

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  5. I'm noshing on your photos for the past week. Very tasty! I missed these flavors. -Jeff

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  6. And I bet it's all delicious! (I really am going to miss that famous perspective.)

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    1. Some looked really good I must say... About the perspective, well, I'm sure someone will come up with something else, far more interesting!

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    2. Ca, je m'en doute. Anyway, I think you know I really meant I'll miss you!

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  7. When I clicked on your street food event link, I (shamefully) clicked on 'Translate'. According to Google this event is for "Curious neophytes, loafers, large kitchen lovers and adventurers of the range" ;-)
    These little Citroen catering vans are to be found everywhere, not just in France. There must be a whole industry involved in renovating them.

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    1. So according to Google a "aventuriers de la fourchette" (fork adventurer) is an "adventurer of the range" ??? Weird isn't it?

      About these little Citroen catering van, you're right, they must cost a fortune now LOL

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