I’m really happy about the traiteur (caterer) service available here in France. Especially for the lazy days when you have to go shopping but you really can’t be bothered to cook. This is not fast food, but food that you would make for yourself at home.
We have two excellent traiteurs in the open market and I frequent them both. Today I bought not quite baby back ribs (travers) that had been cured in brine and then roasted, tartiflette (bacon, cheese and potatoes) from the traiteur and some heirloom tomatoes from my favorite vegetable stand.
I did paint the ribs with barbecue sauce before eating; the French don’t know about that. It tasted like barbecued ham, but in a good way. Meat and potatoes for those rainy, icy days. Large portions!