Lights and tinsel, spirited gatherings and regional specialties– the Bordeaux holiday market comes alive in December and lasts up to the new year.
Strolling through the isles marked with brilliant decorations whose intentions are to lure you in, it’s tempting to stop and mingle with every vendor, to learn the history and story behind his or her door.
The area is rich with artisanal goods- edible, wearable, you name it. Our very first stop was for Zimtstern, a cookie with Germanic roots. We got quite a few comments about these on Facebook, cookies that mothers and grandmothers made every year. They were the real thing and satiated Lynn’s sweet tooth. Mark resisted grabbing a Landjaeger, he’ll save that for a trip to Alsace.
Jars of white beans with vegetables and bits of pork for flavor are numerous, as is charcuterie, pâté, and confit.
We were pleasantly surprised to see roasted chestnuts, such a treat not to mention warming to the hands!
Although we haven’t consumed any of the market prepared food, there are a few worthy looking booths.
And again, there’s so much more than food, warm angora mohair socks anyone? (I went back for a second pair…so amazingly soft!)
We wish everyone a Merry Christmas- Joyous Nöel to you all!
Mark & Lynn
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