21 Feb 2014 Tainan

Tainanese Market Women…
Matt: Exploring one of Tainan’s bustling fresh-produce morning markets where friendly and constantly smiling, laughing, shouting, yelling and screaming market women of all ages and shades of beauty try hard to sell their vegetables, fruit, eggs, tofu, seafood, noodles, dumplings, pastries and all sorts of other lekker Taiwanese foodstuff to local housewives.

“The trouble with cameras is that people see them a mile away.” 
“Shopping is a woman thing. It's a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase...”

“The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.” 
Matt: Learning that most families in Taiwan shop for fresh food in the morning markets many times a week to get the freshest ingredients since small homes often don’t have enough storage space: Taiwanese people really care about fresh ingredients, for health and taste reasons, and want vegetables the day they are picked, noodles the day they are made and fish the day they are caught.

For Raoni, Tien and Ronja: 
In Tainan City, einer meiner Lieblingsstaedte auf Taiwan, gibt es wie ueberall auf der Insel vollgepackte Tages- und Nachtmaerkte. Am Morgen kommen die Hausfrauen und kaufen gruenes Gemuese, leckeres Obst, frischen Tofu, lebende Fische und hausgemachte Nudeln. Ich habe mir saftige Guaven gekauft, diese mit etwas Salz bestreut und gleich auf dem Markt verputzt.
Maerkte sind fuer das Zusammenleben der Menschen sehr wichtig. Angebot und Nachfrage sowie ein lebhafter Wettbewerb unter den Verkaeufern gewaehrleisten gute Qualitaet und niedrige Preise. - Wo kauft Ihr Eure Lieblingsfruechte?
From Taiwan, with Love!

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