A MARKET MORE INTERNATIONAL THAN IT LOOKS

(Version française plus bas)

At the farmers’ market you find more than you think you would: all types of grain, huge bags of potatoes, chicken heads and legs… People use those chicken body parts to flavor their daily soup. The first time I saw a chicken head floating in my bowl, I was taken aback a little.

Ecuadorians are also very fond of cebolla, a red onion so strong that they let it soak in water to take away the bitterness. You would think they grow cebolla in Ecuador, but I’ve found evidence they actually import it -or some, from Asia. Same with big cinnamon sticks. They are from Ceylon. I asked.

Chicken heads and legs, for soup

Potato sellers

Asian cebolla on Ecuadorian markets...

Grain, rice

Family lunch at the market

UN MARCHE PLUS INTERNATIONAL QU’IL N’Y PARAIT

Sur les marchés, on trouve plus que de tout: différents types de grain, énormes sacs de pommes de terre, têtes et pattes de poulets… C’est avec ça qu’on parfume la soupe quotidienne. La première fois que j’ai vu une tête de poulet flotter dans mon bol fumant, j’ai eu un léger mouvement de recul.

Les Equatoriens sont aussi très friands de cebolla, un oignon rouge tellement fort qu’on le laisse tremper dans l’eau pour en enlever l’amertume. Je pensais qu’ils la cultivaient eux-mêmes, mais non, preuve à l’appui! Apparemment tout, ou partie du tout, provient d’Asie. Pareil pour les gros bâtons de cannelle: ils sont importés du Sri Lanka. J’ai posé la question.

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2 responses to “A MARKET MORE INTERNATIONAL THAN IT LOOKS

  1. Danielle

    “I was taken aback a little.”🙂 You’re funny.

  2. vero

    i would have been very much taken aback and quite disgusted !

    Congratulations for your attractive and interesting blog ! baisers.

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