Cancale, the oyster capital of Brittany
|Philippe's oysters. A mixture of #1s and #4s.|
After seeing the D-Day beaches, the Bayeaux Tapestry and le Mont St-Michel, I have lots of ideas for future posts. But since I want to do them justice, I'm going to need more time and a better internet connection than I currently have at our bed and breakfast. In the meantime, here's a photo journal of our trip to Cancale, a picturesque fishing village and the oyster capital of Brittany.
Since mussels are my preferred shellfish, I was pleased that they're as fresh in Cancale as the oysters. If you're looking for an idea for dinner, here's the link for my favorite recipe for spicy mussels. I usually omit the fennel seeds and use fresh hot peppers instead of crushed red pepper and canned instead of fresh tomatoes. They're delicious with a crusty baguette. Bon Appétit!
|Boats in Cancale at low tide. It's strange to see them waiting for the water to return.|
|The oyster beds in Cancale at low tide|
|1 dozen large oysters for 6 Euros! The best place to buy oysters is at the market. They'll shuck them for you and|
serve them on a plate. There's even a restaurant selling glasses of wine to take away!.
|Or maybe you would prefer to buy a painting instead of oysters! I love the different shades of blue in these.|
|All that's left of the oysters and lemons after the hungry tourists finish with them.|
|A fountain in Cancale - nineteenth century women washing oysters.|
|My mussels were amazingly fresh and tasty!|