Today we went to Rungis, the biggest market in Europe, and possibly the world!
First they made us put on these REDICULOUS plastic gowns and caps.
We started in the veal warehouse. This was the most frightening. I said to my host mother later that it was strange to see meat on a rack like that because I'd never seen it before. She thought that was strange.
Then we saw the cheese warehouse. People from all over the world order food from Rungis! But if it is going to the United States most things need to fly in to New York then be shipped out from there because customs (except in ny) won't accept most of the food from France.
The cheese was ENORMOUS and smelled great (for the most part).
Then we went to a flower warehouse. Flowers were flown in from all over the world! Bamboo from China, Tulips from Holland. You name it, it was there.