My brother just arrived in Montpellier, France, for a semester abroad. He loves to cook but is flabbergasted by how expensive France is and how hard it is to find ways to spice up his meals.
I know that in Montpellier there's a strong North African influence, so surely there must be some place to buy the spices used in that cuisine. Does anyone know where he could find these?
Also, does anyone have suggestions for affordable cooking ingredients? I already posted about cheese. What else there is a good source of food for students, especially protein?
He's not able to post himself, since his internet's so dodgy right now. I will gratefully pass on any suggestions you have. Thanks!