The Food of French St. Martin – Part 3, Grocery Shopping

Sorry, I’m still harping on about the food of French St. Martin. Could be I’m a little obsessed? It’s just that I have all these lovely photos to share:

At the Bakery
At the Bakery

The combination of imported French products and local fare is just too tempting. And the bread, oooh the bread. I couldn’t get enough of these poppy-encrusted loaves. Would love to have an authentic recipe if anyone has one!

Poppy Seed-Encrusted Bread
Poppy Seed-Encrusted Bread

Years ago, grocery shopping was a little more difficult in French St. Martin. But now, there are several modern “supermarches” on the island that bring in fresh fish, meats and produce on a daily basis:

Simply Market Produce
Simply Market Produce

 

French Sausage
French Sausage
Simply Avacadoes
Simply Avacadoes
Haggling over Sausage
Haggling over Sausage
Fromage!
Fromage!

Here’s a nifty little mayo / mustard combo product I wish I could get in the States. Makes the perfect deviled eggs:

I adora Amora!
I adora Amora!

And there’s plenty of vin! All kinds!

Le Vin!
Le Vin!

There are also lots of fantastic local products. This hot sauce works wonderfully in sauces, glazes or dips:

Hot! Hot! Hot!
Hot! Hot! Hot!

 

And the  flavor-infused rum in French St. Martin is perfectly addictive. Oops! We drank all that so there’s no photo.

Going to the supermarche is an everyday thrill for me when we visit French St. Martin. I do get a few sideways glances with all my photo-taking, but what the heck?

Another day, another basket.
Another day, another basket.

I need a sugar daddy to pay for all this stuff!

Well, that’s not quite what I meant, but it is kinda cute.

Sugar Daddy
Sugar Daddy

 

 

 

 

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