Entertaining & Etiquette 7

Market etiquette

eighthstarr | Jan 27, 201009:34 PM

I will be traveling to Paris for the first time this spring. My husband and I love food and couldn't be more excited to experience Paris through it's foods. We will be traveling on as much of a budget as possible and plan to supplement meals out with trips to the market.
I Love farmer's markets and can't wait to explore the fresh markets and specialty shops. Are there any things I should know that might set my local farmer's markets (brooklyn, ny) apart from those of Paris? For example, should i handle and choose my own produce? Any tips on what the locals know that I don't would help me to prepare for French culture. I am trying to learn some basic french before I go and i'm also curious about metrics and what I should ask for when requesting the proper amounts of cheese or charcuterie.
Also, is this actually a somewhat affordable way to eat? Are there certain things I should keep in mind if trying to be budget friendly? I don't know numbers in french and I am trying to avoid spending an arm and a leg on a picnic!
Thankyou so much for any advice!

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