Weekend Cook and Tell Round Up: Your Go-To Markets
Last week on our Weekend Cook and Tell we were talking shopping, namely Your Go-To Markets. We wanted to know about those magical markets where just strolling down the aisles acts as inspiration for all sorts of fantastic meals. Judging by your responses, it looks like all of you are consummate shoppers who love nothing more than seeking out the best your area has to offer. So, get those reusable bags ready; let's take a look at your favorite markets and the meals they've produced.
With farmers' market season coming to an end, at least where zahavah is, she's making the transition to Russo's, a great looking Massachusetts market where she picked up the ingredients for this Green Greens Salad of pea shoots, avocado, and Persian cucumbers.
dmcavanagh shares a favorite butcher shop with our own Hawk Krall: Rolf's Pork Store in Albany, New York, for all encased meat needs. Another go-to is Palatine Cheese Shop for cheddar and flavored cheese curds.
The prices at theindolentcook's local market might be a little high, but when you can find exotic ingredients like little purple oka yams it's all worth it. Another nearby market turned up feijoas, a tropical fruit otherwise known as pineapple guava or guavasteen. Oh, and if you're wondering, theindolentcook hails from Australia.
Katerina has gone the extreme locavore route, opting to do her shopping in her own backyard. This Crispy Kale and Chevre Pizza was made with backyard kale and goat cheese from a nearby British Columbia dairy.
therealchiffonade introduced us to Cobb International Farmers' Market in Smyrna, Georgia, a ginormous place where "produce is exotic, cheap, plentiful and there's a huge selection of Asian and Hispanic ingredients."
Living in Burlington, Vermont, with no Whole Foods or Trader Joe's, lemonfair go-to is City Market Onion River Co-op, which provides a democratic mix of local, organic, and conventional goods for the city.