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You can surely find all the necessary for your Bouillabaisse...
16-OCT-2008 Marisa

You can surely find all the necessary for your "Bouillabaisse"...

Marseille (France)

*Note for my American virtual travel companion from Ardenvoir (Washington)

Bouillabaisse is a fish soup containing different kinds of cooked fish and shellfish and vegetables, flavoured with a variety of herbs and spices such as garlic, orange peel, basil, bay leaf, fennel and saffron.

It’s considered the symbol of Marseille cooking.

The dish known today as bouillabaisse was created by Marseille fishermen who wanted to make a meal when they returned to port.

They could not use the more expensive fish
that they intended for the market,
so they boiled the common rockfish and shellfish
that they pulled up with their nets and lines,
usually fish that were too bony to serve in restaurants,
cooking them in a cauldron of sea water on a wood fire and seasoning them with garlic and fennel.

Tomatoes were added to the recipe in the 17th century,
after their introduction from America,
so in a way there is your contribute as well...

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Máire Uí Mhaicín12-Nov-2008 11:41
I like the repetition of blues throughout this image. And as regards the bouillabaisse: it was ridiculously expensive in Nice, but then it must take a lot of time and care to prepare.
victoria_sha09-Nov-2008 10:45
great shot! v
Apostolos Tikopoulos08-Nov-2008 15:04
Love this wonderful composition and his expression. v.
an nguyen08-Nov-2008 13:27
I can take Bouillabaisse all day.. Just so ... Marseille...:)
Michaval08-Nov-2008 12:19
Hmmmmm, ...bouillabaisse...formidable.