Last weekend I felt a burning need to talk with some cows and sheeps, so I went to the International Agriculture Salon at Paris expo center Porte de Versailles. They told me the star of the show would be a Bretonne Pie Noir cow named Fine. But first, I have to pass by heaps of exotic fruits and mouth-watering foods.
Vanilla vine (I didn’t know it was an orchid! ):
Panorama of the expo:
This chef made the best crouton that I have ever tasted, so I had to buy his spice box:
Parma ham and cheese, I bought some and it was good:
Swiss cheese fondu, I only took a (free) sample and went away, just like everybody did:
A Maroccan food stand with their animated drums:
Olives and nougat:
Ostrich eggs and ostrich hotdog!
Highland cattle (majestic creature!) and its baby:
Camels? The animal stand were just next to the saucisson stand, you can smell many things when you eat your chorizo…
Some Swiss music for the break:
Back to animal love:
What a magnificent pair of horn!
The cow Fine, finally. She was indeed like a star. Lots of audience surrounded her and called her name. “Fine, look here! Fine, please!” Occasionally, she would turn her head to look into your soul.
Young cows – adorable bunch of sleepy babies:
A stolen glance:
Goats – they do look smart and their eyes were like they’re plotting something, now I understand why there are always plotting goats in folk stories:
If you have children, it’s highly recommended.