Our final stop was at the butcher-delicatessen stand called Boiton Rabain. Philippe purchased 5 kilograms of tripe from this vendor, whose family origins trace back to the Auvergne region in central France.
The sign behind Nadine declares that the products are artisanal (that is, not industrially produced). Nadine gave me a few slices of saucisse sèche maison (house-made dried sausage) to sample. It was delicious!
It was at this point that Nadine saw my camera. She started cutting up to make us laugh, turning an ordinary shopping excursion into a theatrical experience!
Doesn’t she look like a Hollywood movie star?
The height of her playfulness came when she gave Philippe a sweet caress. Oh, lucky man!
Tomorrow: I buy a buckwheat crêpe from La Bigodène crêpe stand.
Marché de Saint-Denis
Place Victor Hugo
Open Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Métro: Basilique de Saint-Denis (Line 13)
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