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Black tomatoes don’t sound very nice and to be honest they don’t look very nice either, but I had to try them and am now addicted!  On sale at the Jardinière in rue d’Italie.

If you are looking for specialised tea, Kusmi Tea have just opened their first south-of-France branch here in Aix.  It was founded in 1867 in St Petersburg and is famous for its interesting mixes.  Each has its own colour of packaging within the umbrella brand which makes the shop very streamlined and cool.

Their latest mix is Euphoria which is based on grilled maté with chocolate and orange.  Maté is the dried and steeped leaves of yerba, thank you Google.  They offer a pack of 5 different miniatures for 21,50€ so you can try out new flavours.  I think I’ll be sticking to Tetleys but the shop is very nice.  2 rue des Bagniers.  www.kusmitea.com.

A new cheese shop – La Fromagerie du Passage –  has just opened its doors in the Passage Agard.  Again it’s beautifully designed with a long cheese counter down one side and a floor-to-ceiling display of wines down the other.  As well as all the usual French cheeses, they sell Stilton and Montgomery cheddar – the young assistant I spoke with has good English, a legacy of being a barman in London for 8 years.  The cheddar is expensive but extremely strong and tasty.  Their restaurant which is up on the roof will open on Friday and feature cheese-based dishes.  Please let us all know if you try it.

A PS for the Fete de la Musique (see last post for details):  the True Ones who are a band of 50-somethings will be performing.  http://www.real-english.com/TheTrueOnes/index.html  After listening to techno and hip-hop, it’s something of a relief to find a group playing R&B and other recognisable stuff.  Now I’m sounding old!  They will be playing in rue d’Italie on the corner of rue Fernand Dol – near Petit Casino. 

Whatever your taste in music, enjoy the evening!

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