Marylou is a genuine Breton. And she shows this, with pride, by having the Breton flag on her market stall in Place Guillaume II. When you visit her stall, you’ll quickly find yourself in conversation… about her birthplace, Concarneau, about her dad’s fishing business and about Brittany and its culinary delights.
You’ll find a selection of these specialities at Marylou’s stall, many produced by herself: the renowned Breton cake, “Gâteau Breton” available with or without fruit filling; “Palets Bretons”, a kind of biscuit (also available gluten free). As Marylou explains, many of the baked products are produced in the traditional way with salted butter, because it simply tastes better. And the caramel is also made with salted butter….now that tastes of Brittany!
Pure salt is of course available, with the famous “Sel de Guérande“ coming in many forms from pure coarse-grained, to the hand harvested “Fleur de sel”. The famous tinned fish Marylou selects from “La compagnie brétonne du poisson”, one of the last family businesses based in the harbour of Saint Guénolé. From tuna in cold pressed olive oil, through five varieties of mackerel (including mustard sauce and Muscat wine), to sardines (filleted or whole). In the end, we choose a couple of the homemade jams: lots of fruit, little sugar, intense flavour. Marylou knows how to convince customers!