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Best market bought chicken in Paris - still Bresse?

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Best market bought chicken in Paris - still Bresse?

eatrustic | Oct 30, 2010 06:59 AM

I'm returning to Paris after a few days in Normandy (mainly Rouen) and will be renting an apartment for a week where I plan to do a fair amount of cooking. On my "bucket list" is a great chicken dish with fresh Cepes. Poulet de Bresse has always been the touchstone in N. America for the best chicken in France but is it still (or is it more a high quality marketing phenomenon)?

I plan to bring a couple of staples back from the Sunday market here in Rouen. Cheese, maybe butter and some nice Cepes if they have them tomorrow. The local farm raised chickens look great but would they be worth hauling on the train over any other variety I can find in a Paris market or boucherie?

Thanks

(I'll also do a review of some of the local restaurants I tried while here in Rouen.)

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