La Cigale: The French connection

By Lauraine Jacobs In Recipes

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3rd November, 2012
The smoky scent from several barbecues mingles with spicy aromas of paella wafting over the car park, and the crowds are gathering. There’s jostling to get in line to grab a portion from the enormous pan of rice and seafood and those in the know are queuing for fresh fish to take home for dinner. Under an awning, a couple of trestle tables are almost groaning with piles of artisan breads and pastries, and it seems everyone wants a loaf or two to pop into their shopping bags. It’s 8.30am on Saturday and La Cigale French Market in Auckland’s Parnell is in full swing. Around the edge of ...

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