October 16, 2010
I'm still not feeling quite up to going out of town on a day trip so we ended up going to the Feria Libre yesterday. Feria Libre is an enormous market, with a zillion vendors. I find it overwhelming so we decided to stick to the food market area, which is enough excitement! The offerings are, of course, plentiful and gorgeous, with all kinds of native produce on display--rich colors and textures everywhere you look.
You can also find unusual and sometimes unappetizing looking ingredients, some of which are absolutely delicious once cooked, like these cow feet, which make a spectacular soup.
Or sometimes so creepy looking that I haven't been able to sample them, even when roasted to a crispy turn, like these cuy (Ecuadorian guinea pigs).
There were plenty of live fowl for sale--hens, turkeys, quail, and geese. I imagine some are sold for cooking and some, like these geese, for their eggs. I have seen duck offered in a couple of restaurants but never goose.
Then we stopped by the gardening area, where I found this wonderful flowering plant to add to the terrace. Apparently Wednesday is the big day for the plant vendors so I'll be back then.
Posted by Lourdes at 8:00 PM