|Saint Lo on market day|
It can be very wet and windy in South West France, but when we were there at the tail end of this September, it was a beautiful warm late summer splurge of sunshine with just a light sprinkling of showers. We spent a day at Saint Lo market where I got very excited by the extraordinary array of delicious food on offer. I’ve never seen so many different varieties of tomatoes. Green Zebras were my favourite, but the orange and yellow ones were gorgeous too. The dark exotic Zulu tomatoes were also impressive. There were all kinds of squash and pumpkins just coming into season, black radishes and purple peppers.
|A herd of green Zebras|
Every kind of cheese under the sun was for sale, including huge wheels of Comte.Comte is made from unpasteurised cow’s milk and is one of the most popular varieties in France. It is made in huge circular discs and has a strong, slightly sweet taste. It also has its own distinctive aroma. If you open a fridge which is home to some Comte – your nose will know about it immediately.