Tuesday, 28 April 2015


Some of the food I've seen for sale could come under the heading "weird"!    Carmi, over at writteninc. has taken his camera to his local shops and found some very odd food!

Go to the link and see what others have come up with from their local or holiday shops.   Mine seem to be a fishy tale!

Spotted in the big Barcelona Market.   I think those funny looking things on the right are octopus, with their tentacles folded in.   The left ones might be some sort of Dover sole.   The ones at the back are perfectly normal and tasty sardines!

Something strange in the crustacean line  in Bergen market!

Swordfish at Madeira.   We tried them once and were not impressed!

Up close cauliflower -  quite cloud-like!

Artisan bread looks quite hard and rocky up close

And Savoy Cabbage looks really odd and uneatable.   But it isn't really!

Hope you like my fish and vegetables - do leave a note if you visit.   And if you can translate those Spanish tickets on the fish I would be very grateful!


Michèle Dextras & Jean-Claude Barre said...

I love the snowy cauliflower and that photo of savoy cabbage must be awfully close, I had to look up a photo to see from what part that photo was taken! Very clever. And I am with you, octopus or pulpo is about the strangest. Why would anyone want to eat that??

Karen S. said...

Oh yes, great captures, and it is amazing how so many foods unfamiliar to us appear like other things! Too funny!

sister AE said...

I particularly like your close-ups. I couldn't place the savoy cabbage until you said what it was.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Cauliflower I trust. All others, I have to taste in small bits first!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Your robot-catcher seems up the creek!

Hi Gilly, did you mean there's something wrong with commenting or clicking on my posts? Thanks for any info, I'm not seeing anything amiss on my laptop.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Thanks, Gilly!

In fact, you don't need to put anything in that box. It's just an annoyance that google installed without asking me. You have it, too!

Trish Marshall said...

Great photos Gilly! Have you ever seen romanesco cauliflower ? It's light green and pointed, looks so strange and tastes wonderful!